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Corbin, Laura Mary Louisa (1841 - 1906)

Born
26 April 1841
Adelaide, South Australia
Died
24 October 1906
Adelaide
Occupation
Childcare worker and Creche founder

Summary

Laura Corbin founded the non-denominational South Adelaide Creche or Day Nursery in 1887, to care for the children of women who had to work during the day. By the end of her life, Corbin had seen over 37,000 admissions to the creche. She had ten children of her own.

Sources used to compile this entry: Jones, Helen, 'Corbin, Laura Mary Louisa (1841-1916)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10098b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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