MRS. F. A. HORNIBROOK (Evening Post, 18 September 1936)

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mrs f a hornibrook the press association has been advised that the death occurred yesterday at barotonga of mrs f k hornibrook formerly miss ettie rout of christchurch aged 59 miss ettie rout was one of the best known of new zealand women in her earlier years she was d public typist in christchurch and one of her feats there when reporting a committee of inquiry which sat for some weeks investigating educational matters is remembered with admiration by veteran newspapermen the accuracy and dispatch of her work were such that each morning the committee was able to have all the evidence of the previous day in its hands in typewritten form miss rout wag always interested in women movements and in welfare movements generally she went abroad and married mr hornibrook who had been in christchurch for some years as sandow representative teaching physical culture and her interest in bodily welfare perhaps dated from this time during the world war she conducted a campaign for welfare methods for the troops in paris she conducted a hostel for colonial troops and ran this for two years sacrificing what money she had and her health as well in thetask for this work and for herachievements on the somme she was honoured by the french government with a recognition medal in 1919 she and her husband pbtained positions without salary with the american red cross and on the somme they fed 200 french children daily miss rout wrote a number of books including safe marriage the morality of birth control sex and exercise maori symbolism with a new thepry of the migration of the maoris which did not however find any general acceptation and native diet which-was prepared at the request of the new health society and which was described by sir w arbuthnot lane as performing a great service for civilised humanity


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