A Saviour of Living Cargoes:
The Life and Work of Caroline Chisholm
Paperback, 239 pages
Published: September 18th, 2011
Caroline Chisholm’s philanthropic work was of lasting benefit to British
emigrants and colonies — to Australia in particular. In New South
Wales, she found shelter and employment for female immigrants and
pressed officials to adopt her schemes for settling families on the
land. In London, she arranged free passages for emancipists’ wives and
children and encouraged families to emigrate to Australia.
In the Victorian goldfields, she provided accommodation for the needy
traveller. Tireless and resourceful, she cared little for personal
reward or position; and by her own endeavours and careful persuasion,
she demonstrated her faith in people, the strength of womanhood, and the
need to protect the vulnerable and help working people and their
families. This biography casts new light on her life and achievements.
“Carole Walkers concise and satisfying new biography … serves us well,
and goes a long way in cementing Chisholm’s place in our history and
casts a new and revealing light on her life”.
- Ross Fitzgerald,
Australian Literary Review.
“Just the type of objective analysis that Caroline herself would have welcomed. Excellent.”
- Don Chisholm, F.R.A.C.P, A.O. (descendent of Caroline).
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 August, 2011.