Story: Spencer, Anna Elizabeth Jerome

Frank Hutchinson (left), Amy Hadfield Hutchinson (centre), and Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer (right)

Bessie Spencer with Frank and Amy Hutchinson

Lifelong friends Amy Hutchinson (centre) and Bessie Spencer (right) collaborated on many projects, notably the establishment of women's institutes, and from 1911 Bessie lived with Amy and her husband Frank at their Hawke's Bay farm, Omatua.

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How to cite this page:

Susan Upton. 'Spencer, Anna Elizabeth Jerome', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)