Story: Bell, Francis Wirgman Dillon and Bell, Margaret Brenda

Margaret Brenda Bell

Margaret Brenda Bell

Brenda Bell was best known as New Zealand's first female amateur radio operator, but she was also involved in many voluntary organisations and contributed to the war effort in both world wars. Here she is seen in Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform, in October 1945.

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How to cite this page:

Ian Dougherty. 'Bell, Francis Wirgman Dillon and Bell, Margaret Brenda', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)