CHRISTINA JANE – BORN in 1842 Kirmington Ulladulla. Eldest daughter of Melinda and Basil.
is purported to have at one time taught in a school of Caroline Chisholm’s. She is also ‘said to’ have taught with her mother in Sydney and in Fernhill on the Illawarra. ( detailed entry later). For today, I am seeking information on CAROLINE CHISHOLM. I suspect that the sisters of 2 generations have been overlooked (in favour of the male family members) i.e :
- McNALLYS – MARY , ELIZA AND SARAH. (What happened to baby John ? )
- KENDALLS – CHRISTINA JANE, MARY JOSEPHINE (also a teacher who married Mr Yates in Port Macquarie where she was a teacher at Mrs Halloran’s School) and EDITH EMILY.
CAROLINE CHISHOLM 1808-1877
CAROLINE CHISHOLM ON ANSWERS.COM http://www.answers.com/topic/caroline-chisholm
|The A.B.C. of Colonization: In a Series of Letters (1850)
Author: Caroline Chisholm , Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury
Take a wander down Grafton Street and you’ll see a bright red letterbox that was installed in 1859. The high mail slot was so that people on horses could post their letters without having to dismount. Goulburn Public School, in Bourke Street, was opened by Sir Henry Parkes (the father of Federation) who was then the President of the Education Department, in 1868. Caroline Chisholm’s Immigration Barracks were in the school grounds until they were demolished (despite numerous protests by historians) by the Education Department in the 1970’s. Caroline Chisholm, one of the most remarkable Australian women during the first half of the 19th century, would meet every immigrant ship as it berthed in Sydney so that she could organise employment for the girls in country areas.
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Caroline Chisholm led the way in the campaign to establish the working class family in 1847. She advised the British government that if they wanted to establish a “good and great people” they must appreciate that:
For all the clergy you can despatch, all the schoolmasters you can appoint, all the churches you can build, and all the books you can export, will never do much good without what a gentleman in that Colony very appropriately called ‘God’s police’ – wives and little children – good and virtuous women.[i]
[i] Summers op. cit., p. 291
The Poverty of Patriarchy Theory
By Sandra Bloodworth
GOD’S WILLING WORKERS
By Lisa Chilton
|LINKS TO CAROLINE CHISHOLM ON NET,
By Anne O’Brien
FEMALE FIREBRANDS AND REFORMERS
A HOP THROUGH AUSTRALIA’S HISTORY
CAROLINE CHISHOLM IN THE NLA NEWSPAPERS.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 14 February 1846, page 2. News 1356 words
Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 15 April 1846, page 3. News 1530 words
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 1 December 1847, page 3. News 686 words
The Courier (Hobart,… Wednesday 5 January 1853
The Courier (Hobart,… Wednesday 4 January 1854
The Courier (Hobart,… Friday 4 August 1854, page 2.
SOME months ago, adverting to the intention of Mrs. Chisholm to visit the neighbouring colony of Victoria, we drew the consideration of the Tasmanian colonists to the advantage which would accrue to the best interests of this island from sending to that benevolent and influential lady a special letter of invitation, requesting her to visit Tasmania before her return to Europe, for the purpose of forming an estimate of tile eligibility of this colony for the settlement of British emigrants, and, more particularly, in order that she might disabuse her mind, ,by means of actual experience, of the scandalous misapprehensions under which she has hitherto laboured with regard to our religious and social condition,
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 6 April 1850
CAROLINE CHISHOLM : A GOOD AUSTRALIAN BY MARY C FULLERTON