Story: Seager, Esther

Esther Seager and her son Charles, mid 1860s

Esther Seager and her son Charles, mid 1860s

From 1863 until 1887 Esther Seager was matron of the Canterbury Asylum (later Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum), a position she held while raising a large family.

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How to cite this page:

Margaret Long. 'Seager, Esther', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1s4/seager-esther (accessed 7 August 2020)