About Caroline Chisholm
Caroline Chisholm was a pioneering humanitarian who fought to improve conditions for immigrant women and families. After discovering the NSW Government had no system to support new immigrants, Caroline met every incoming ship to offer help with employment and accommodation. The cottage on Mill Street is one of two terraced dwellings that Caroline converted into an immigrant hostel. Known as Caroline Chisholm Cottage, it is believed to be the nation’s only surviving site of her charitable works. In honour of her tireless contribution, her face was featured on our first five-dollar note.
- Street address:3 Mill St, Caroline Chisholm Cottage, East Maitland 2323
- Traditional name:East Maitland is on the land of the Wonnarua people
- Wheelchair accessible
- Community and philanthropy
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