Anne Drysdale & Caroline NewcombPrint Page
To the memory of pioneers, Anne Drysdale and Caroline Newcomb, who formed a pastoral partnership and held several runs on the peninsula,
|Address:||Geelong Road, Pioneer Women Park, Drysdale, 3222|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.173842|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
In memory of two remarkable women in early Victoria, Anne Drysdale (1792-1853) and Caroline Newcomb (1812-1874). They arrived as single women in 1840 and 1836 respectively and met in Geelong.
At a time when there were few career opportunities for women, they formed a pastoral partnership and successfully operated several properties on the Bellarine Peninsula, employing a number of men