A clergyman and headmaster, George Henry Farr was a champion of gentlemanly behaviour, honesty and good sportsmanship. The plight of the girls in the Destitute Asylum spurred on his social worker wife, Julia Warren Farr.
Deeply affected by the isolation and loneliness of her early married life, Mary Jane Warnes strived to improve conditions for her fellow countrywomen by founding the South Australian Country Women’s Association.
A resolute cyclist, Peter Nelson was married to Marjorie Jackson Nelson and died of leukaemia at a young age. A phenomenally successful athlete in her own right, Marjorie Jackson Nelson went on to become a governor of South Australia.