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Ann Jemima Chapman (1856–1936)

Mrs. Ann Jemima Chapman, of Church terrace, Walkerville, one of Adelaide's best known women philanthropists, died on Saturday. Mrs. Chapman, who was in her eighty-first year, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Allen, of Gawler, and was born at Littlehampton. She was educated at Miss Fielding's school at Gawler, and married the late Mr. Lewin Drew Chapman, of the Bank of South Australia, but was widowed 60 years ago.

From her earliest girlhood Mrs. Chapman took a deep interest in philanthropic work. She was a member of the Victoria League, and a foundation committee woman of the Lady Victoria Buxton Girls' club. She was instrumental in founding the D.T.N.S. at Gawler, and was honorary adviser to the Church of England Boys' Home at Walkerville, and St. Andrew's Church of England day school. She was a member of the Cathedral Guild and the Mothers' Club of St. Andrew's Church, Walkerville. For many years she was a member of the flower mission of the Adelaide Children's Hospital, and was among the first women to collect in the streets for charity.

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  • Allen, Ann Jemima

Littlehampton, South Australia, Australia


25 July, 1936 (aged ~ 80)
Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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