South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Welfare organisation
The South Melbourne Ladies' Benevolent Society began in July 1875, when the Emerald Hill Benevolent Society formally handed over its work to a committee of women and continued to operate for one hundred and seven years. It provided relief to destitute families in the area. It was acknowledged as ' one of the best managed societies of its kind'.
Sources used to compile this entry: Priestley, Susan, South Melbourne: a history, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 1995, 455 pp. pp.223-25..