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Caroline Chisholm

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Caroline Chisholm Activist Caroline's father was William Jones and her mother was Sarah Jones. She also had 11 siblings. When she was 22 she married Archibald Chisholm. Family Life When she was a little kid, her favorite game was sailing little boats made from broad-bean pods across large, rose patterned china basin. She pretended that she was moving people from the hilly country to the flat land. Childhood She is famous for helping female immigrants in Australia. She once took a ship's captain and it's doctor to court over mistreatment of women. She shocked every one by then winning. From 1841 to 1844 she helped over 14,000 people, 11,000 of who were immigrants. She made overseas people aware of the colonization in Australia and made it fair for everyone to live here. How has she contributed to overseas image of Australia? Born Caroline Chisholm was born on the 30th of May, 1808 in a town called Wooton in near North Hampton England. Caroline's father was a wealthy farmer and always welcomed friends, travelers and immigrants into their home. "And I sent the boats back filled with wheat, of which I kept a store in my thimble case." she wrote later. What is she famous for? Obstacles and challenges One of the main challenges that she faced was trying to get rights for women immigrants. One of the main things is when she took a ship's captain and it's doctor to court over mistreatment of women and, against all odds, won. It was especially hard because in the 1800's people were very sexist, so just being a woman was an obstacle. What do people from overseas think about them? English people thought her a hero and when she returned to England she was given a small pension of $200 in recognition of her work. Describe her image. Is she a stereotypical Australian? She is a tall, slim girl with long red hair and clear, blue eyes. She probably is a bit stereotypical, even though she was born in England. She is strong willed and not afraid to stand up for her rights and the rights of others. She probably helped shape the image of a stereotypical Australian. Why did i chose her? I chose her because she stood up for the rights of women and immigrants and is inspirational. She shows that you don't have to be male, or famous to begin with, to make a difference. How has she contributed to the image of Australia? She has contributed to the image by making Australia fair for everyone to live in and showed that Aussies, even if they weren't born here, are confident and strong willed. Timeline 30th May 1808 Born 1832
Travels to India 1838 Moves to Sydney 1841
Starts work with female immigrants 1842 publishes 'Female immigration', the first australian book by a woman 1846 Returns to England 1849
Starts family colonisation loan society 1854 Returns to Melbourne 25 March 1877
Dies in England Bibliography Significant people in Australias History. Volume 3 1788-1850 early settlements. Written by- Rees Barret. Published- Macmillan education Australia 2006 Leaders. Written by- Barrie Sheppard. Published- Binara publishing 2001 Famous Australians Caroline Chisholm. Written by- Carol Odell. Published- Hodder and Stoughton 1983 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Chisholm THANKS FOR WATCHING While in Australia ... She persuaded Govenor Gipps to let her turn one of the old barracks into a home for the girls then named it "The home for female immigrants." One of the conditions is that she had to sleep in it before the girls, so, she stayed in the rat infested barracks- by herself- for two nights. She set up 'employment agencies' in country centres so that the girls could find jobs. By December 1841 there were agencies set up in Rarramatta, Liverpool and Campbelltown. She also worked to get shelter sheds to be built on the side of the road in the times of the goldfields. After Caroline gave birth to her fifth child, she started her greatest plan of all; "The family colonisation loan society." The society saved up money so that people could travel to Australia.
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