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Johanne Maria Thorpe

b. in Christiana (Oslo) Norway

Accoucer and certified midwife

Set up practice in Wellington in 1879

Appointed temporary Matron, Wellington Hospital July 1882 - December 1882

Subsequently resumed private practice in Wellington.

In 1889 she was called before two separate Coroner's Court sessions, each dealing with the death of a woman following an abortion allegedly performed by her. In neither case were any charges brought.

Appears to have left Wellington soon after.

Last updated 16 March 2017.