The Girls' Friendly Society began in England in 1875 and in South Australia in 1879. Its object was 'to unite girls and women in a fellowship of Prayer, Service and Purity of Life for the Glory of God'. The Society managed lodges in Adelaide, South Australia to provide safe, home-like accommodation for girls, particularly those from country areas, who were studying or working in the City.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 3 February 2011, Last modified: 2 November 2017