Caroline Chisholm by Margaret Kiddle

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Caroline Chisholm

by Margaret Kiddle

Melbourne University Press, 1969, paperback, 

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, some discoloration to covers, 

'Caroline Chisholm was the most remarkable woman in early Australian history.  her national importance has been marked by the use of her portrait on Australian stamps and currency.
For thirty years she worked to assist single women and families to migrate and settle in Australia.  Her achievements belong as much to the social history of Britain as to the young colony on which her work had a great humanising effect.  The idealistic and religious fervour for which is now admired made her then a target for sectarian suspicion, which added to the many difficulties she had to overcome.'