Saturday, March 26, 2011

OLD CANBERRA - WOMAN HEALING THE BLACKS


A tale I liked of Mrs Wright and her maid Louisa the first white women on the untamed European frontier of the 'Limestone Plains'. Her husband James Wright established Lanyon homestead. Apparently Mrs Wright was quite the Florence Nightingale to the local Aboriginals. Interestingly this seemed to afford the family a level of protection from what are referred to as the hostile and wild tribes of the area.

The Canberra Times - 13 May 1927




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