• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6203

Abbott, Hilda Gertrude

(1890 – 1984)
  • Born 9 September, 1890, Eucumbene Station, near Adaminaby New South Wales Australia
  • Died 26 May, 1984, Bowral New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Author, Broadcaster, Interior decorator, Red Cross Worker, Secretary


Hilda Abbott was the first president of the Northern Territory Division of the Red Cross. She was also an author, broadcaster, and an interior decorator.


  • 1937 - 1946

    Australian Red Cross, Northern Territory Division


Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Hilda and C.L.A. Abbott papers, 1906-1971 [manuscript]
    • Good-night, all-about [194-] [manuscript]
    • Papers of Hilda Abbott, 1951 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Hilda Abbott interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
  • Northern Territory Library, Northern Territory Collection
    • Manuscript letter from Hilda Abbott thanking him for playing for a dance at Government House while the RAN Flagship was in port.

Related entries

  • Member
    • Society of Women Writers (Australia) (1980 - 2000)