Edith Munnings

Aotearoa New Zealand / India, b.1867, d.1939


  • 1914
  • Watercolour
  • Gifted by Fiona and Bryony Macmillan, April 2000
  • 198 x 208mm
  • 2000/178

This obituary of Edith Munnings. whose married name was Edith Strutton, appeared in ‘The Press’ on 23 June 1939

Mrs Edith Strutton: An artist of great ability who gave up a promising career at the School of Art Canterbury College, to join an Indian Mission, died on April 24 1939 at Lonavea India. Mrs Strutton who was 72 years of age was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Munnings, pioneer settlers at Addington, Christchurch. She is survived by a brother and several sisters.

In 1900 she married the Reverend H Strutton and later joined an Australia Church of Christ Mission in Baramati. In 1917 Mr and Mrs Strutton took charge of the Criminal Tribes Settlement at Sholapur, and some years later they moved to Lonaula, where Mrs Strutton died.