Ethel Marion Gould

Ethel Gould
Ethel Marion Gould (née Hirst, 2 February 1895 – 9 March 1992) from Auckland was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950.wikipedia
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Ethel Marion Gould (née Hirst, 2 February 1895 – 9 March 1992) from Auckland was appointed a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council on 22 June 1950.
In 1950 when the First National Government appointed the suicide squad to vote the council out of existence three women were included; Cora Louisa Burrell, Ethel Marion Gould and Agnes Louisa Weston.

Suicide squad (New Zealand)

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She was one of three female members of the suicide squad appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for its abolition.

Cora Louisa Burrell

The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Agnes Louisa Weston.
The other women appointed in 1950 were Ethel Marion Gould and Agnes Louisa Weston.

Agnes Louisa Weston

The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Agnes Louisa Weston.
The other women appointed in 1950 were Cora Louisa Burrell and Ethel Marion Gould.

1946 New Year Honours (New Zealand)

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In the 1946 New Year Honours Gould was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for social welfare services to members of the New Zealand Military Forces.

First National Government of New Zealand

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She was one of three female members of the suicide squad appointed by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for its abolition.

Mary Anderson (New Zealand politician)

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Only two other women, Mary Anderson and Mary Dreaver, had ever been appointed to the Council (in 1946).

Mary Dreaver

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Only two other women, Mary Anderson and Mary Dreaver, had ever been appointed to the Council (in 1946).

Order of the British Empire

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In the 1946 New Year Honours Gould was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for social welfare services to members of the New Zealand Military Forces.

List of members of the New Zealand Legislative Council

Three more women were appointed in 1950 as part of the suicide squad: Agnes Louisa Weston, Cora Louisa Burrell, and Ethel Marion Gould.

Women's suffrage in New Zealand

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In 1950 the "suicide squad" appointed by the National Government to abolish the Legislative Council included three women: Cora Louisa Burrell of Christchurch, Ethel Marion Gould of Auckland and Agnes Louisa Weston of Wellington.