Harriet Adelaide STIRLING

Born: 1878

Died: 19/05/1943

Special Achievements:

"Miss Stirling was the first woman president of the old State Children's Council, and member of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board until she resigned through ill health in 1941.  She was one of the first women justices to be appointed in” South Australia.

Additional Information:

1909 - The School for Mothers (later Mothers and Babies Health Association, now Child, Adolescent and Family Health Service) opened in Adelaide due to combined efforts of Harriet STIRLING, Dr Helen MAYO and Lucy MORICE.

“She was also a foundation member of the Babies' Aid Society.  The honor of officer of the Order of the British Empire was conferred on Miss Stirling in 1936.”


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    Harriet Adelaide Stirling [B 47552] • Photograph

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