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Atmore, Harry, 1870-1946, and Atmore, Dorothy, 1895-1976

Collection | Ref # AG 377 | Held by The Nelson Provincial Museum

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Atmore, Harry, 1870-1946, and Atmore, Dorothy, 1895-1976


Atmore, Harry, 1870-1946, and Atmore, Dorothy, 1895-1976

Level of description:



25 boxes; 1 set boards

Reference number:

AG 377

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Harry Atmore (1870-1946) represented Nelson on local bodies, being an Education Board member and Nelson City Councillor, the later from 1905. He was returned as MP for Nelson in 1911, but lost the seat in 1914. He entered Parliament in 1919 and remained there until 1946 attaining the cabinet post of Education Minister. He married Dorothy Corrigan, (1895-1976) in 1936; Dorothy was the daughter of M.P. J R Corrigan from Howera. She was born in Hawera c1894 and went to Wanganui College. During the First World War Dorothy was a member of the Women's National Reserve and was awarded the MBE. She met and married Mr Atmore at Hawera and she had 'Te Maunga' their home built at Nelson. She died aged 82 years in 1976.
See biography file 2 Atmore, Dorothy Ann
See Lash, Max. Nelson Notables. Nelson: Nelson Historical Society, 1992.

Records include correspondence, receipts, legal documents, speeches, topic folders that relate to Parliamentary business and Mrs Atmore’s interests, ephemera, certificates, and publications such as bills, pamphlets, books and leaflets that belonged to both Harry and Dorothy Atmore.


Dates covered:

1901 - 1973

Access conditions:

Not restricted

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