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Our namesake

Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982)

Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in Christchurch and educated at St Margaret’s College and the Canterbury University School of Art. As a mystery novelist and dramatist, Dame Ngaio established an enviable and notable career.

Dame Ngaio was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1948 and was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1977. In 1978 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire.