Kate Challis Excelsa Hooper

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Kate Challis Excelsa Hooper OBE (25 June 1894 – 29 November 1982) was a New Zealand nurse, nursing administrator, community worker and feminist. She was born in Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand on 25 June 1894.[1]

In the 1969 New Year Honours, Hooper was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the community, especially to nursing and voluntary organisations.[2]


  1. ^ Hughes, Beryl. "Kate Challis Excelsa Hooper". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  2. ^ "No. 44742". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 1 January 1969. p. 42.