• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0912

Gooden, Margaret (Peg)

(1900 – 1997)
  • Born 2 January, 1900
  • Died 4 August, 1997, South Australia Australia
  • Occupation Community worker


Peg Gooden was born in 1900. Her father died when she was young so she and her mother lived with her grandparents in North Adelaide. She went to St Peter’s Girls’ School. In 1923 she married Harvey Lawton and they lived at Lower Mitcham and joined St Columba’s Church in Hawthorn. Harvey Lawton died in 1930 and she married Lance Gooden in 1935. During World War II Peg joined the Comforts Fund committee and worked on the sock table. Music played a large part in Gooden’s life and she played at Lyceum Club lunches. She was also an active member of the Bowden Kindergarten Committee which helped underprivileged children.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Peg Gooden [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Lyceum Club Adelaide Incorporated (1922 - )