Samuel Edger

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Samuel Edger (c.1823–1882) was a New Zealand non-denominational minister, writer, social reformer and community worker. He was born in East Grinstead, Sussex, England on c.1823.[1] His daughter was Kate Edger.

Edger emigrated from London in 1862. In June 1871 he wrote: “it is one of woman’s rights...that she should enjoy an education as thorough in quality as that which is thought necessary for men." He was one of those who inspired feminist writer, Ellen Elizabeth Ellis.[2]


  1. ^ Lineham, Peter J. "Samuel Edger". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "II. An Overview of the Life of Ellen Ellis — "A sad life bravely endured for honour's sake"22 | NZETC". Retrieved 10 February 2018.