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Pottie, Eliza (1836 - 1907)

Born
1836
Belfast, Ireland
Died
14 November 1907
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Evangelist and Social reformer

Summary

Eliza Pottie emigrated with her family in the 1840s, and settled in New South Wales. Pottie was a founder and committee member of the Sydney Female Mission Home for unmarried mothers. She was also involved with the Home of Hope for destitute women, and the Lisgar Servants' Training Home for orphanage girls. She served on the ladies' committee of the Society for the Relief of Destitute Children, and in 1886 was appointed to the Government Asylums Inquiry Board ladies' committee. Pottie also became president of the Ladies' Sanitary Association, and joined the YWCA.

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