- 22 March 1902
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- c. 1990
- Nurse and Sunday school teacher
Hilda Foster was a Double Certified Nurse when, at the age of 35, she succssfully applied to the board of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) to work at an outback field centre in South Australia. Born and raised in suburban Melbourne, she had been inspired by stories told to her by other missionaries about the fulfilment to be gained working amongst Aboriginal communities. Given her religious faith and nursing skills, she believed she could make a difference. She worked in Oodnadatta in South Australia for two years (1937-1939), followed by a stint in Innaminka in New South Wales in 1940-1942.