Irish Maori girls' help association [together with] The Maoris
Irish Maori girls' help association [together with] The Maoris

Irish Maori girls' help association [together with] The Maoris

[n.p.]: [n.d.] (c.early 1900s). Broadsheet, printed on both sides, 7 1/4" x 4 1/2"; edges lightly creased, otherwise fine. A collection card for the Irish Maori Girls' Help Association, listing the honarary presidents (Countess' and Lady Fulton) and reads, "This Society has been founded to provide Scholarships for the Maori Girls' School, Auckland. Subscriptions are invited, and may be sent to The Secretary and Treasurer, Miss Lily Ryder, 13 Carlisle Terrace, Donnybrook, Co. Dublin. Membership, 2/6 per year." Together with a bifolium, approx. 5 1/4" x 4", The Maoris. Some annotations on last page, else fine. A detailed imploration to establish finances for schools to take in Maori women and children, via the Victoria Association, "They are sadly decreasing in numbers, and unless energetic and unselfish measures are taken by us, who know and love them, and others to whom we appeal for help, doubtless in a few years that splendid people New Zealand's greatest treasure, will become as extinct as the N.Z. Moa....A great work is being done amongst them by the Victory Association for befriending Maori women and children. I hope to start a branch of that work in Ireland. The Victoria school takes Maori girls from a very early age, and gives them a thorough, sensible and domestic education. The girls are educated up to the sixth standard, and learn cooking, laundry work, gardening and singing, etc. They also have lessons in first aid, and are taught to nurse the sick...All these girls are overshepherded by white ladies, and this is a most important feature of the work. The Association is in touch with every girl who has been in the school. There are 45, 970 Maoris in the North Island, but our school has only room for forty girls. We want help." signed in type, "Rona." Item #51766

Price: $100.00

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