Caroline Chisholm

Famous Australians

Who am I?

I am Caroline Chisholm and I was born in England on the 30th of May 1808. I got married to Archibald Chisholm. I also became a roman catholic during my marriage with archibald. I died in England on the 25th of march 1877 at the age of 69.

why am I well known?

I am famous for helping feamale Imigrants and there familes, I found them Employment and i gave them shelter.How did i do this? governor gorge gipps gave me a run down building i then cleaned it up and moved the feamale imigrants and their families into it.

Did you know?

- My Husband also helped me when i was helping female immigrants.

- I travelled to India in 1832.

- I was the first female to write and publish a book.

How can you find out more?

You can google "Caroline Chisholm" to get heaps of information about me. There are also lots of books in the library about me and my life. I am a very significant figure of the 1800s. Click on the link below if you would like to buy a book about me and other famous Australians.
Caroline - My Life

Script "Caroline - My Life"

"My name is Caroline Chisholm and this is my story.

I was born on the 30th of May, 1808 in England. I married Archibald Chisholm, a soldier in British East India company. I became Roman Catholic like my husband.

I dedicated my life to helping female immigrants. My husband supported my work. Governor George Gips gave me a run down building, I then used it to shelter female immigrants and their families. I found employment for them and gave them another chance at life.

I wrote the 1st book to be written and published by a female and spent the rest of my life helping people. I died in England on 25th of March, 1877 at the age of 69".