"Caroline Chisholm was a tak-no-prisoners game-changer of colonial Australia, as well as a charming, wholly committed & utterly determined force of nature. Arriving in New South Wales in 1838, she was apalled by the plight of the colony's young female immigrants. There were few jobs & little accommodation for them, & many of them had to resort to prostitution to survive. In response, Caroline became a woman on a mission. She went to the wharves to meet immigrant ships, offered young girls advice & even sheltered some of them in her own household. When the government of the day declined to help, Caroline took it upon herself to set up a home for girls & find them jobs, effectively beginning the colony's first employment office..." Size: 180mm - 250mm. 344 pages. Item Type: Book. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19244.