Women, Church and Community

The presentation on this page was developed in 2019 as part of the South Australia’s History Festival, in partnership with Port Adelaide Historical Society, who were interested in the topic of Women of Port Adelaide.

The presentation is entitled Women, Church and Community: Networks of Power and Influence. The photo below is one from the original opening day in 1906. In the photo are three women: 1) Mrs Bagot; 2) Mrs Neill and 3) Mrs Ferguson (the fourth younger lady is the Bishops wife). This talk presents research undertaken seeking to find out who these three women were, their lives and their connections in early Largs Bay, Port Adelaide and more broadly South Australian history.