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24-November-2019
24-November-2019

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The mural commemorates philanthropist Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877) who was known as `the emigrant`s friend`. The mural was a gift from the Maitland Mercury to mark their 150th anniversary.


Caroline Chisholm 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. The sheds were erected at Essendon, The Gap, Gisborne, Keilor, Keilor Plains, Black Forest, Woodend, Carlruhe, Malmsbury and Elphinstone in 1855. She lived in Kyneton in November and December 1857 attempting to recuperate from many years of assisting female immigrants from England. Ill health forced her to leave for Sydney and in 1866 she returned to England where she died in 1877.

Location

Address:New England Highway & High Street, Maitland Visitor Information Centre, Maitland, 2320
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.742453
Long: 151.567391
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
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Dedication

Front Inscription

A tribute to the work of
CAROLINE CHISHOLM
who contributed so much
to Maitland and Australia
in the pioneering days
A gift to the city from
THE MAITLAND MERCURY
to mark 150 years of publication 1843 - 1993

 

Source: MA, ADB
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