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29-November-2013
29-November-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A park commemorates Caroline Chisholm who was known as `the emigrant`s friend`. She earned this title for her work with poor migrants to Australia last century. Chisholm was one of this country`s most outstanding women. Her portrait was on the five dollar note for more than twenty years. Chisholm landed in Port Phillip in 1854, and she successfully campaigned for the erection of shelter sheds for diggers between Melbourne and Castlemaine.

Location

Address:Addison Street, Caroline Chisholm Park, Shellharbour, 2529
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.578767
Long: 150.868317
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian

Dedication

Front Inscription

Caroline Chisholm Park

Plaque:
CAROLINE CHISHOLM PARK 

In 1843 Mrs. Chisholm Took Up 4 Acres At Shellharbour For
The Settlement Of Immigrants.  In December, 1843
Mrs. Chisholm Left Sydney With Thirty Families Totalling
240 People To Settle At Shellharbour.
One Hundred Years Later Sir Joseph Carruthers Said
"Work Such As This Great And Noble Woman Did Ought
To Never Be Forgotten, Least Of All In Places Like Shellharbour
Where She Did So Much For Settlement."
Opened By Alderman H. Pilton

Source: MA
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