• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0685

Richardson, Isobel

(1921 – 2010)
  • Born 1 January, 1921, Indianapolis United States
  • Died 23 April, 2010
  • Occupation Nurse


Isobel Richardson was born in Indianapolis in the United States. The family moved to South Australia when Isobel was four years old and, by the time she began secondary school at the Walford Anglican School for Girls, had settled in Blackwood. Isobel trained as a nurse and specialised in infant welfare, working for many years with the Mothers’ and Babies’ Health Association. She became involved with the Oxford Group and Moral Re-Armament (MRA). The movement’s emphasis on self-knowledge, moral absolutes, the involvement of people of all faiths and nationalities, and working on a global scale responded to Isobel’s needs and interests. After her retirement Richardson worked at the MRA centre at Panchgani in India.

Published resources

  • Resource
    • Trove

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Isobel Richardson [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Mothers' and Babies' Health Association (1927 - 1980)