• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6210

Chisholm, Miriam Strickland

(1901 – 1979)
  • Born 14 January, 1901, Goulburn New South Wales Australia
  • Died 30 January, 1979, Goulburn New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Photographer


Miriam Strickland Chisholm was born in 1901 to parents Frank Kerr and Jane Adela (Strickland) and she had three siblings. The family lived at the estate ‘Kippilaw’ in Goulburn, where they regularly held ‘picnic races’.

Miriam was an amateur historian, photographer and secretary of the Scottish-Australian Clan Chisholm Society of New South Wales. Her photography was displayed at many small exhibitions throughout the 1930s, particularly at those of the Society of Arts and Crafts. In 1937 Miriam’s photograph titled ‘Ruses Farm’ was purchased by the Mitchell Library, after being on display at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition at the National Art Gallery.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Miriam Chisholm, 1817-1981 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Pictures Collection
    • Miriam Chisholm collection of photographic negatives and coloured slides [picture]