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DEATH OF "LADY GAY"

PIONEER OF JOURNALISM

The death occurred yesterday at Christchurch of Miss Esther Glen, a pioneer in the . sphere 6f women's journalism in New. Zealand, and widely known-as the author of children's books, states a Press Association message. As "Lady Gay," first of the Christchurch "Sun" and then of the "Press," Miss Glen was beloved of thousands of children throughout the province. .

-Miss Glen fi,rst entered.business life, but found time for free lance journalism and to write her first two books. About fourteen years aeo i Miss Glen1 joined the staff of the "Sun" to take: charge of what.was , then the first children's supplement; in a daily newspaper in New Zealand. The year's work of her big- riewspaner family was directed towards .the' Christmas misr ! sion, by which the lives of the poorer • children and lonely old peoole in poor j: circumstances were, brightened at Cl-*>-tmas. -

When the "Sun" ceased publication. Miss Glen ioined the staff of the "Press."- where she, continued her soleridid work. She died after a short illness. .

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DEATH OF "LADY GAY", Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 35, 10 February 1940

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DEATH OF "LADY GAY" Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 35, 10 February 1940

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