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Sydney University Women's Society (1891 - )

From
1891
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Philanthropic organisation and Social support organisation
Alternative Names
  • Sydney University Settlement (subsequent name, 1913 - c. 1973)
  • Sydney University Settlement Neighbourhood Centre (subsequent name, c. 1973 - )

Summary

The Sydney University Women's Society was established in 1891 with the object of assisting "anyone requiring and deserving help".

Among other activities, members of the Society worked at Lewisham Hospital, Newington asylum for aged women, the Woolloomooloo girls' club and the Harrington Street night school for girls at Millers Point.

Today the re-named Sydney University Settlement Neighbourhood Centre works primarily with the Aboriginal community and other disadvantaged groups in Chippendale, Redfern, Darlington and Waterloo.

Details

Events

1908
Settlement House was opened, with Sarah Evans becoming the first resident Settler
1913
The Society was renamed the Sydney University Settlement.
1925
The University Settlement purchased a property at Chippendale with the financial assistance of Dorette (Dorothea) Margarethe Maccallum and her
1959
The Society was incorporated under the Sydney University Settlement Incorporation Act.
c. 1973
Under considerable financial pressure, the University Settlement became a neighbourhood centre.

Sources used to compile this entry: Bygott, Ursula and Cable, K. J., Pioneer Women Graduates of the University of Sydney 1881-1921, University of Sydney, Sydney, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1985; Papers of the Settlement, 1906 - 1986, S32; Sydney University Women's Society; University of Sydney, Archives.

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Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • MacCallum, Lady, 1933, M219; University of Sydney, Archives. Details
  • Papers of the Settlement, 1906 - 1986, S32; Sydney University Women's Society; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Isobelle Barrett Meyering

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