Dame Miriam Patricia Dell was a New Zealand women’s advocate, botanist and schoolteacher born on June 14, 1924, in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Dame Miriam Dell served as president of the National Council of Women of New Zealand from 1970 to 1974. She became the first New Zealand president of the International Council of Women from 1979 to 1984.
Dell founded the Committee on Women, the forerunner to New Zealand’s Ministry for Women.
Her work on promoting women’s rights and advancement landed her an appointment as a Member of the Order of New Zealand in 1993, which is considered New Zealand’s highest civilian honour.
She received her formal education from Epsom Girls’ Grammar School before proceeding to study botany at Auckland University College.
Meanwhile, Dell passed away on March 22, 2022, at the age of 97 in Carterton, New Zealand.
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