Browne, Ellen, 1844-1889
Note on back of file print for photographic image of 1/2-034944 reads: "Wife of William Franklin Browne, master native school, Whakatane. Died 26 May 1889 (aged 45 years) from Typhoid fever "contracted while she was ministering to the wants of the sick and suffering Maoris, many of whose lives she saved at the ultimate cost of her own"." Note on the back of file print of 1/2-034945 reads: "Erena or Ellen Browne (1844-1889), wife of William Franklin Browne". Erina (or Erena) Jenkins was the daughter of William and Pairoke Jenkins of Otaki and Raumati. She married William Franklin Browne, first schoolmaster at Ohariu. See also T. P. Browne papers in MS section, which includes a genealogy of this family. Te Ati Awa iwi.