Published on February 6th, 2021 | by Daniel Boyle


A2ZACT With Brent Ford – Chisholm

Chisholm takes its name from the English Caroline Chisholm, located in the Tuggeranong district.

Home to the Tuggeranong Schoolhouse, it is not a suburb I know a lot about. Simpson’s Hill creates a border between the suburb and Gilmore. You can see the photo side of things on the Feel The Power blog.

Caroline Chisholm worked hard in support of newly arrived immigrants in New South Wales. There was actually a detailed article about her in the Newcastle Herald, and apparently she is in process to become a saint. You can find her scrapbook in the Museums Victoria collection. She is celebrated for her work on the docks in Sydney as well as on the goldfields. Her face was on the paper $5 note, alongside Joseph Banks.

Charles Dickens published her Bundle of Emigrants’ Letters. The character of Mrs Jellyby in Bleak House is partly based on her.

The oval is a key ground for cricket in the area, home to the Tuggeranong Valley side.

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