• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1008

The Lady Musgrave Lodge Committee

(From 1885 – )
  • Occupation Philanthropic organisation


The Lady Musgrave Lodge Committee was the initiative of a group of Brisbane women who felt that there was a need to provide a good home for working women and girls in Brisbane. The committee raised and administered funding to support the lodge where respectable young women could ‘take rest or board while waiting a new situation.’ Primarily designed to be a first port of call for young emigrant women arriving in the colony, it was also a place to stay for local working women and girls between jobs. It was named for its first patron, Queensland Governor’s wife, Lady Lucinda Musgrave.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection
    • R 381 Lady Musgrave Lodge Committee Records
    • Lady Musgrave Lodge, Brisbane, ca. 1910

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