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Author Walker, Carole, author

Title A saviour of living cargoes : the life and work of Caroline Chisholm / Carole Walker
Published Ballan, VIC : Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, 2011
Ballan, Vic. : Connor Court, 2011
©2009, 2010, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  361.92 Chisho Wal/Sol 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables, 1 map ; 21 cm
Series New Items
Summary Caroline Chisholm's philanthropic work was of lasting benefit to British emigrants and colonies - to Australia in particular. In New South Wales, she found shelter and employment for female immigrants and pressed officials to adopt her schemes for settling families on the land. In London, she arranged free passages for emancipists wives and children and encouraged families to emigrate to Australia. In the Victorian goldfields, she provided accommodation for the needy traveller. Tireless and resourceful, she cared little for personal reward or position; and by her own endeavours and careful persuasion, she demonstrated her faith in people, the strength of womanhood, and the need to protect the vulnerable and help working people and their families. This biography casts new light on her life and achievements. [back cover]
Analysis Australian
Notes First published in Australia by Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009 and in the UK by Wolds Publishing, 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-183 and index
Notes © Carole Walker 2009, 2010, 2011
Subject Chisholm, Caroline, 1808-1877.
Philanthropists -- Australia -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Australia -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Social reformers -- Australia -- Biography.
Social reformers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Women -- Australia -- Biography.
Women -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1788-1900
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Oceania -- Emigration and immigration.
New South Wales -- Colonization -- History.
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 1921421940
Other Titles Life and work of Caroline Chisholm
The life and work of Caroline Chisholm