Plaque for pioneering Hull teacher

Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by The News Editor

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A teacher from Hull who paved the way for girls’ education in New Zealand is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque.

Margaret Moxon, who was born in the Sculcoates area of the city in 1808, opened a school in Auckland for Maori girls with her husband while working as a missionary.

The couple taught girls to be suitable and supportive wives for men training to be ministers.

Her plaque forms part of the Lord Mayor’s Centenary plaque trail, which was launched last year. It commemorates pioneers, campaigners and ground-breakers from Hull who were influential in the city or around the world.

Former Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Glew, says Margaret left a legacy in New Zealand which continues to this day. She describes her as an inspirational teacher that Hull is delighted to be able to honour.

The plaque will be placed at her birthplace, which is now the site of the Centre for Digital and Green Energy at Hull College.

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Published: Monday 23rd November 2015 by The News Editor

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