Tribute for Elsie on her 85th birthday. Click on the image to read the tributes in full:Mary Woodward David Hill Margaret Mahy Robyn Gaw Lynley Dodd Martin Baynton Bun Hashizume Jack Lazenby Margaret Hall Pauline Cartwright Betty Gilderdale Brent Putze Philip Temple Hugh Laracy Patricia Grace Dorothy Butler Betty Brownlie Katarina Te Heikoko Mataira Joanna Orwin Gary and Diane Hebley Joan De Hamel Witi Ihimaera Gwenda Turner Dreamweaver (Liz Miller) David Elliot Alan Bunn Ruth Corrin Gavin Bishop Margaret Beames Ron Bacon Diana Noonan Gaelyn Gordon Sandra Morris Joy Cowley Robyn Belton Bob Kerr Tessa Duder Christine Cole Catley Jennifer Beck .
Maire Leadbeater is a long term activist in the anti-nuclear movement, and in international solidarity campaigns for Fiji, the Philippines, East Timor and West Papua. She is also one of Elsie’s four children. Read her tribute here
Obituary by Murray Horton: Elsie Locke Obituary
Elsie Locke is one of the Canterbury Heroes – a set of twelve bronze busts of important local figures in Christchurch. Elsie’s plaque reads:
Political, social and local community activist, well-loved historian and writer, determined and doughty fighter for the rights of the under-dog, active to the end.
To go to the Christchurch Libraries Elsie Locke page, please click on the image:
10 reasons why Christchurch must survive
By Andrew Stone5 March 2011
Countless justifications can be found for saving the Garden City. Expat Cantabrian Andrew Stone looks at just a few.
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