Ellen Mary Pettit
b. Dunedin 7 Oct 1868 d. Feilding 28 Feb 1953
Nurse at Wellington Hospital 1896 – 1902
Matron Wellington Hospital 1902 – 1904
Matron Rotorua Sanitorium 1904 – 1905
Married John Haliburton 1905, a widower with three grown-up sons. They lived in Feilding and John, who was 30 years older than Ellen died in 1915.
Ellen remained in Feilding. During the 1918 influenza epidemic, provision was made for a temporary hospital in the local parish hall and Ellen volunteered to be 'Matron'.