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Unveiling Plaque : 08-October-2015
Unveiling Plaque : 08-October-2015

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A mosaic window commemorates the life of Caroline Chisholm and was part of the restoration of the Sts Peter and Paul’s old Cathedral in Goulburn. Caroline Chisholm had a long and enduring relationship with the people of southern New South Wales. She travelled through Goulburn, raising money and escorting young immigrant girls to their workplaces as domestic servants to many country farms

Caroline Chisholm (30 May 1808 – 25 March 1877) was a progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia. . 

Caroline Chisholm arrived in the new Australian colony in 1838. On her arrival to the new Australian colony she was appalled at the conditions that greeted poor, vulnerable migrants. At just 30 years of age she commenced work on improvements in a practical hands-on manner, meeting the ships at the wharves, setting up job schemes and campaigning for better working conditions.

In 1841 she established the Female Emigrant’s Home in Sydney which not only provided shelter but also helped unemployed young women to find work, not just in the city but in rural areas where work was more plentiful. She worked on improving conditions on the ships and arranged for the families of convicts to be transported to Australia free of charge so that they could be reunited. In order to create independence and avert hardship, Caroline established the Family Colonisation Loan Society, a form of which still exists successfully today.



Address:36 Verner Street, Saints Peter & Paul Old Cathedral, Goulburn, 2580
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.756222
Long: 149.716161
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Ms Nola Diamantopolous


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 29th June, 2011
Front Inscription

Plaque :

The Caroline Chisholm Mosaic
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC  
Governor General of the
Commonwealth of Australia
     29 June 2011

The Feast of Ss Peter & Paul

Plaque :

Veolia Mulwaree Trust

Caroline Chisholm Mosaic
In Acknowledgement Of
The Major Donor 
Veolia Mulwaree Trust

29 June 2011


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