• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0793

Adams, Lorna Esme

(1920 – 2003)
  • Born 1 January, 1920, Torrensville South Australia Australia
  • Died 31 December, 2003
  • Occupation Community worker


Lorna Esme Adams, née Eames, was born in Torrensville, South Australia. She trained at the Adelaide Teachers’ College and met her future husband after taking up her second teaching post at Black Hill in 1942. In 1945 they began dairy farming at Black Hill, moving to Paracombe three years later. After their infant son died of cystic fibrosis and their older boy was also diagnosed, they decided to settle at Ponde for the drier climate. Their second son died in 1955. Lorna has had three enduring interests; the Girl Guides movement and the Country Women’s Association, both of which she has represented at State level, and the Holstein-Fresian dairy cattle stud that she and her husband developed. Lorna and her husband Jack’s surviving daughter has had nine children.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Lorna Adams [sound recording] Interviewer: Neil Baron

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Girl Guides Australia (1926 - )
    • The South Australian Country Women's Association Inc. (1929 - )