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Louisa (Louie) Adams (1834–1924)

The Chief Protector of Aborigines (Mr. F. Garnett) writes:—Mrs. Louie Adams died at the Point Pearce Aborigines Station on September 23. She was about 85 years of age, and was one of the oldest natives on the station, being much respected and loved by all her people, because of her many estimable qualities. She and her husband lived originally on the Poonindie Mission Station, until that institution was closed, when they went to Point Pearce. She always spoke of Bishop Hale, the founder of Poonindie Mission, with veneration and affection. Her husband, Tom Adams, who is also about 85 years of age, has had a magnificent constitution, and has always lived a temperate life. This year, notwithstanding his advanced age, he again took his stand as a shearer of the station sheep, and did good work. He began shearing in his teens, and has never missed a season, following the work from shed to shed, and averaging, until recent years, his 100 sheep a day, shorn with blades in a way to delight a squatter's heart.

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'Adams, Louisa (Louie) (1834–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Roberts, Louisa
  • Milera, Louisa

Victoria, Australia


23 September, 1924 (aged ~ 90)
Point Pearce, South Australia, Australia

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