Talk:Caroline Chisholm

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POV Questions[edit]

this has an npov tag on the front page, but there's nothing anywhere saying why.

Thats because it views Chisholm in an enlightening way and makes her like a story character, because she is one.


(By the way, I did not write either of the preceding comments.) I just reinstated the NPOV-check because it appears that the article POV/voice is still that of a person who is very much in awe of the subject. The POV doesn't appear to reflect more current scholarship and consensus about Caroline Chisholm. As it is, the article reads like a children's storybook -- very sentimental and nostalgic in tone ("auburn hair," etc.), not to mention wholly uncritical of the subject (critical in the scholarly sense, of course). —Iguana Scales 13:05, 14 April 2000 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just a drive-by comment (I came upon this by way of "Random Article"): The emotional and subjective language should be eliminated. Her emotional reactions -- "devastated by what she saw," "felt their pain," etc. -- aren't relevant to this type of article. What she did is. References to her first name should be changed to her last name. Even if anyone editing this article knew her -- a good trick, since she died in 1877 -- the tone should be formal, not familiar. GMcGath 23:03, 1 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @GMcGath and IguanaScales: Eleven years later ... I've changed most of the mentions of her as "Caroline" to "Chisholm", as suggested above! PamD 09:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New External Link added[edit]

I moderate the Culture Victoria website and have added an external link to images and video of Caroline Chisholm’s Scrapbook.Eleworth (talk) 05:15, 11 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If she was a Saint to poor colonists, what did the local Indians and Aborigines think of her? Any records on that? (talk) 08:46, 12 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there. Not really an answer to your question, but just clarifying that in Australia our Indigenous people are known as Aboriginal people (Aborigines), but never as "Indians" (unlike in the USA). Unless by Indians you are referring to people originating from the country of India in Asia; nevertheless, despite India becoming a British colony, there wasn't a large Indian population in NSW at the time. Kind regards. MCR1998

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Count Paul Strzelecki’s help[edit]

The Polish explorer Paul Strzelecki assisted the emigration of impoverished families to Australia in association with Caroline Chisholm. In 1853 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and seven years later he was knighted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:29, 24 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paweł Strzelecki has been added to the 'See also' section. Nedrutland (talk) 10:46, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]