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Howard, Patience (1900 - 1994?)

Born
1900
Died
1994?
South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Teacher and Community worker

Summary

Patience Howard moved around a lot during her childhood. As a small child, she lived in Central South Australia at Bungaree. She was educated at Miss Dow's boarding school at Glenelg, 1912 at "The Hermitage" in Victoria, and from 1914 at Frensham's Girls' school in New South Wales. Later she attended Bedford College in London to study history. During the 1920s she went to an International Students' conference in Prague before returning to Adelaide in 1924. Howard became a teacher at Woodlands and then Girton Girls' School in Adelaide. Here she met Mabel Hardy and together they established the Stawell School at Mt Lofty. In 1928 she married Roy Howard. Following his death she and her children moved to Bungaree and then Kensington Park. A member of the Lyceum Club and the Labor Party she also spent time working with meals on wheels.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dHoward%2C+Patience%2C+1900-/dhoward+patience+1900/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dhoward+patience+1900&1,1, accessed 2004-04-06.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Patience Howard [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott, c. 1986, SRG 438/29/15; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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