Also known as: née Woodcock
Died: 25/05/1948Special Achievements:
1914 - First school teacher in first school in Alice Springs, Northern Territory and possibly the first multi-racial school in Australia.
Ida Standley was the township of Stuart's first schoolteacher, holding the position from 1914-1928. Ida had previously been a governess before marriage then a schoolteacher in South Australia. She travelled by train to Oodnadatta from where the policeman, Sonny Kunoth, drove her by horse and buggy to Stuart (Alice Springs).
1929 - She received the Member of the Order of the British Empire, services to child welfare in Central Australia.
Isaacs, Jennifer. (1990). Pioneer Women of the Bush and Outback. Sydney: Lansdowne Publishing, p. 141.
Legacy of a woman called Ida. Centralian Advocate. June 29, 1999:21.
Smith, John. A woman who did much for chldren. Centralian Advocate. September 8, 1998:28.
Boon, Cameron. Ida’s ideals alive. Centralian Advocate. February 13, 2009:14-15.
Wauchope, Alan. Ida Standley’s work tributed. Centralian Advocate. March 30, 1998:13.
Of interest to Women: First schooling in gaol cell. Centralian Advocate. January 20, 1961:p. unknown.
The people's choice. newspaper unknown. date unknown:p. unknown.