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E. Cora Hind

Photograph of E. Cora Hind

(1861-1942)
Agriculturist and Journalist

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E. Cora Hind was world renowned as an outstanding journalist, lecturer and writer and was a foremost authority on all aspects of agriculture.

She was the first typist and stenographer in western Canada, and the first western woman to succeed in journalism. She initiated the western farm reports, pioneered the preparation of crop reports, was the early secretary of the Manitoba Dairy Association, and was the first woman to navigate a boatload of wheat out of Manitoba's Port Churchill. Cora was also active in the Winnipeg Women's Christian Temperance Union and petitioned with Nellie McClung for the franchise of women.

The Western Canada Livestock Union, the Wool Growers of Manitoba and the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists all honoured E. Cora Hind for her contributions to agricultural life. She received an honorary LLD degree from the University of Manitoba in 1935, and the Winnipeg Free Press gave her a world tour in recognition of her long and faithful service. Following her death in 1942, the United Grain Growers established the Cora Hind Fellowship for research in agriculture at the University of Manitoba, and the Free Press established the Cora Hind Scholarship in Home Economics.

Resources

Haig, Kenneth M. — Brave harvest: the life story of E. Cora Hind, LL.D. — Toronto: Thomas Allen, Limited, c1945. — 275 p.

Hind, E. Cora. — My travels and findings. — Toronto: Macmillan, c1939. — 185 p.

MacEwan, Grant.  — "Cora Hind: voice of the agricultural west". — Mighty women: stories of western Canadian pioneers. — Vancouver/Toronto: Greystone, c1995. — P. 100-109. — ISBN 1550544160

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