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Lady Isabel Brown Kidman (1862–1948)

Lady Kidman, whose death occurred yesterday at her home in Northgate street, Millswood, will be long remembered for her keen interest in and benefactions to many charitable and other organisations in Adelaide.

For many years she was actively associated with the work of the YWCA, of which she was president for two periods, and which she represented at overseas conferences. She was made a life member of the board of the association in recognition of her services, which were not confined to the administrative side. She believed in keeping in personal touch with the girls belonging to the association, and took a close interest in their sporting activities. Her husband, the late Sir Sidney Kidman, shared her interest in the 'Y.'

Other organisations which have benefited from Lady Kidman's practical interest are the Home for Incurables and Minda Home, Brighton. She made her home and lovely garden available for fetes for charitable purposes, and for the annual 'presidents party' of the National Council of Women.

Lady Kidman leaves a family of one son, Mr. Walter Kidman, and three daughters, Mesdames Sidney Ayers, Sidney Reid and Nelson Clover.

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Additional Resources

  • photo, Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 25 March 1929, p 32
  • photo, Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide), 9 August 1929, p 29

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'Kidman, Lady Isabel Brown (1862–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 July 2024.

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  • Wright, Isabel Brown

16 June, 1862
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland


13 July, 1948 (aged 86)
Millswood, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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