Fanny Erskine Fitzgerald – Wear A Mustache

“I should recommend every gentleman who comes here to wear a mustache.  All those who have not done so have suffered very much from sore lips”.

Fanny Erskine Fitzgerald ~ 23rd December 1850
*wife of James Edward Fitzgerald, Canterbury’s first Superintendent, founder of ‘The Press’ newspaper and the first Canterbury Association settler to step ashore*

*image courtesy of Barker, Alfred Charles (Dr), 1819-1873. Fanny Erskine Fitzgerald. Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection. Ref: MNZ-0614-1/4-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23200280*

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