Kōrero: Lesbian lives

Daisy Isaacs and the Spinsters' Club

Daisy Isaacs and the Spinsters' Club

Daisy Isaacs (top left) lived with her companion Amy Kane in Eastbourne, near Wellington, where they were part of a network of female couples in the early and mid-20th century. Both women were closely involved with women's organisations, including the Pioneer Club and the Lyceum Club. Isaacs was also a member of the Spinsters' Club. The club's members are pictured knitting socks for New Zealand soldiers fighting in the First World War.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-030986-F
Photograph by Joseph Zachariah

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alison J. Laurie, 'Lesbian lives - Early meeting places', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30277/daisy-isaacs-and-the-spinsters-club (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Alison J. Laurie, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 15 Aug 2018