Ida (Woodcock) Standley Posted by: Janis Hildreth (ID *****4177) Date: August 18, 2008 at 19:25:06 of 293
Ida Woodcook Standley was born 19 Jan 1869 in North Adelaide South Australia, and died 29 May 1948 in Frenches Forest Sydney NSW Australia. Ida went as governess to the Standley family at Mount Wudinna station on Eyre Peninsula. On 12 August 1887, aged 18, she married George Standley, a 35-year-old farmer.
George Standley was born 12 Aug 1887 to Robert Standley and Sarah Brown. He was born in Adelaide South Australia, and died 17 Nov 1934 in Cleve South Australia. He was a sheep farmer / squatter
Ida Standley was the township of Stuart’s first schoolteacher from 1914-1928. Previously a governess before marriage and then schoolteacher in South Australia, she travelled by train to Oodnadatta where the policeman, Sonny Kunoth drove her by horse and buggy to the town. The schoolroom was a small building behind the police station. She taught the European children in the morning and the part Aboriginal children in the afternoon.
Also the non-resident Matron of the Bungalow for part Aboriginal children, then a tin shed in Parsons Street, she was awarded an MBE for child welfare in Central Australia on her retirement to Adelaide.
Standley Chasm, near Jay Creek, and the Ida Standley Pre-School, Alice Springs, commemorate her, and a plaque marks the site of her home in Wills Terrace.
Ida and George's children were:
Clarence Reginald Standley born 2 Jun 1892, South Australia, died 21 Aug 1937 South Australia.
Carmen Myrtle Greenfield born 28 Jun 1894, South Australia, death unknown.
George's father was Robert Standley aged 60 was an Agriculture Laborer in Northampton who arrived on the barque ANGLIA, 570 tons, Captain Charles Gardner, from London 13th January/Plymouth 28th January 1852 arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 19th May 1852.
Ida's brother was Captain Richard Thomas Brown, 2nd Battalion, AIF. Born Pyrmont,Sydney NSW. Single; Civil Servant Clerk ? Clerk in GPO, Sydney, of 41 MeKenzie Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW. He was killed in action at exact lotcation unknown, central Anzac, on 25 April 1915 at the age of 22.
Ida's father was Patrick John Brown, stepmother Sarah Brown (real mother was Kate Brown).