Ardill, George Edward (1847-1945)

Evangelist and social worker who was the founder of refuges for women and children including the Sydney Rescue Work Society. His later work as a member of the Aboriginal Protection Board led directly to some of the most tragic and damaging results of colonialism for Aboriginal people.

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Born
Parramatta, Sydney
17 Dec 1857
Died
Stanmore, Sydney
11 May 1945
Buried
12 May 1945
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1886 - 1945
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Ardill, George

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2011

Temperance advocate, evangelist and charity worker, George Ardill was absolutely certain of the validity of his ideas about redemption and rescue of women and children. His later work as a member of the Aboriginal Protection Board, accompanied by similar certainty, led directly to some of the most tragic and damaging results of colonialism for Aboriginal people.