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Stirling, Harriet Adelaide

OBE

Occupation
Social worker

Summary

Harriet Adelaide Stirling established the School for Mothers with Helen Mayo in 1909. The organisation still exists today, as Child and Youth Health. Stirling and Mayo also set up an independent hospital in 1913 to address the special needs of infant patients. In 1917 it was taken over by the Government and became the Mareeba Babies' Hospital.

Harriet Stirling was the daughter of Sir Edward Charles Stirling and the granddaughter of Edward Stirling. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 23 June 1936 for her child welfare activities.

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