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Bensusan, Julia ( - 1878)

Died
1878
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Charity worker

Summary

Julia Bensusan was founding secretary of the Sydney Foundling Institution, later renamed the Infants' Home, Ashfield. She served on the Board from 1874 until her death in 1878. All members of the first committee were described as ' women of prominence in Australia... who tried to use their influence to improve social conditions'.

Sources used to compile this entry: Lorne-Johnson, Susan, Betrayed and forsaken: the official history of the Infants' Home, Ashfield, founded in 1874 as the Sydney Foundling Institution, The Infants' Home, Ashfield, New South Wales, 2001, 169 pp. pp 2-5..

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Mrs Julia R. Bensusan scrapbook, 1862-1878, 1862 - 1878, MLMSS 1698; Bensusan, Julia ( - 1878); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Rosemary Francis and Carolyne Carter

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