• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0825

March, Jessie Katherine

(1901 – 1994)
  • Born 1 January, 1901, Point Pass South Australia Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1994
  • Occupation Teacher


Born at Point Pass in 1901, Jessie March was educated at Adelaide High School and Teachers Training College. She joined the New Britain Methodist Mission in 1925, becoming principal of Vunairima Girls School in 1939. In 1940 she was a governess at Brachina Station in the Flinders Ranges. She was also a Croker Island Methodist Mission teacher in 1941 before being evacuated in 1942. After the war she taught in state government schools before returning to New Britain in 1967. She moved to Papua New Guinea’s eastern highlands in 1971 to translate bibles. Her life and work have been commemorated by the Jessie March Library at George Brown High School, New Britain.

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Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Jessie March : SUMMARY RECORD