Annie Lock

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Ann Lock, better known as Annie Lock (1 August 1876 – 10 February 1943), was a missionary who worked across Australia for nearly 35 years.

Early life

Annie Lock was born on 1 August 1876 at Rhynie in South Australia. Annie was the seventh child of English-born parents, Ann and Walter Lock. She worked as a dressmaker until 1901 when she entered Angas College, Adelaide to train as a missionary. She later joined the United Aborigines Mission. She married James Johansen in Port Augusta on 15 September 1937.[1]


Lock worked as a missionary in NSW, WA, SA and the NT. She was working at Harding Soak (Mer Ilpereny) when the Coniston massacre took place in 1928, was called to give evidence to the subsequent inquiry in Alice Springs. Lock died on 10 February 1943 at Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bishop, Catherine. "Lock, Ann (1876–1943)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
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