Miss Harriet Adelaide Stirling, who died recently at Mount Lofty, will be remembered, among many other welfare activities, as a tireless worker for children, both in the realms of baby health and State welfare. In co-operation with Dr. Helen Mayo, Miss Stirling was the pioneer here of infant welfare work, and the School for Mothers was only one tangible result of their efforts. Miss Stirling was the first woman president of the old State Children's Council, and member of the Children's Welfare and Public Relief Board until she resigned through ill health in 1941. She was one of the first women justices to be appointed in this State. Mareeba Babies' Hospital had her active support, and she was also a foundation member of the Babies' Aid Society. The honor of officer of the Order of the British Empire was conferred on Miss Stirling in 1936. She was a daughter of the late Sir Edward Stirling.
'Stirling, Harriet Adelaide (1878–1943)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stirling-harriet-adelaide-14782/text25950, accessed 27 April 2017.