Caroline Chisholm (1808–1877)
Caroline Chisholm was born in England. She arrived in Australia in 1838 and set up a home for other women who had come to live here. She worked to improve life on the ships bringing people to Australia to start a new life and started a loans plan to bring poor children and families to Australia. She arranged free trips so that the families of convicts who were transported to Australia could come to join them. She also believed poor people should be able to buy farms cheaply.
Caroline Chisholm's work has been remembered in several ways. Her face has appeared on stamps and on a bank note.
She was given a medal of the Order of Australia in 1994.
More information on Caroline Chisholm is included on the Stories of Democracy CD-ROM