Caroline Chisholm

Caroline ChisholmCaroline Chisholm
English Philanthropist
1810 – 1877 A.D.

Caroline Chisholm, an English philanthropist. She married Captain Chisholm, an officer in the Indian army, with whom she went to Madras, where she established a school for the orphans of British soldiers.

In 1838, she removed with her husband to Australia where she found a new call upon her exertions in the numerous young women landed there in destitution and from emigrant ships.

Between 1841 and 1845 she procured employment for 11,000 persons, to whom she had lent £1,200, the whole of which, excepting £16 was repaid to her. With thanks and a testimonial from distinguished citizens of Sydney, she returned to England in 1846, and continue to relieve emigrants of the poorer classes.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.