• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00716

Goodman, Ada Laura

(1855 – 1931)
  • Born 1 January, 1855, Geelong Victoria Australia
  • Died 5 September, 1931, Newtown Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Church worker, Philanthropist


Ada Laura Goodman was the daughter of Canon George Goodman, of Christ Church Geelong, who was an early member of the Anglican Church in Australia, and, together with his wife Margaret, a philanthropic worker. Miss Goodman was Honorary Secretary of the Geelong District Nursing Society from its inception in 1906 until her death in 1931, and also vice-president of the Geelong & Western District Ladies’ Benevolent Society. In the latter capacity she was superintendent of the Austin Cottages for many years. She was a member of the Geelong Church of England Girls’ Grammar School Council, and was organist and Sunday School teacher at Christ Church, where she was involved with all the clubs and societies. Miss Goodman was also Honorary Secretary of the Baby Health Centre from its establishment in Geelong in 1917.

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  • Geelong Heritage Centre
    • Geelong & District Nursing Service
    • Geelong & Western District Ladies Benevolent Association

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