• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3742

Pottie, Eliza

(1836 – 1907)
  • Born 1 January, 1836, Belfast Ireland
  • Died 14 November, 1907, New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Evangelist, Social reformer


Eliza Pottie emigrated with her family in the 1840s, and settled in New South Wales. Pottie was a founder and committee member of the Sydney Female Mission Home for unmarried mothers. She was also involved with the Home of Hope for destitute women, and the Lisgar Servants’ Training Home for orphanage girls. She served on the ladies’ committee of the Society for the Relief of Destitute Children, and in 1886 was appointed to the Government Asylums Inquiry Board ladies’ committee. Pottie also became president of the Ladies’ Sanitary Association, and joined the YWCA.

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