Charlotte Adams

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Charlotte A. Adams (later Charlotte A. Cunningham) (born 1859) was an Australian mountain climber. She became the first woman of European descent to climb to the peak of Mount Kosciuszko in February 1881, aged 21.[1]


In February 1881, Adams accompanied her father, Philip Francis Adams,[2] on a surveying trip to the Cooma district. On the trip, she climbed to the Peak of Mount Kosciuszko, becoming the first known European woman to have made the climb.[1]

Adams married Herbert Norfolk Cunningham on 19 April 1882.[3]


Charlotte Pass village is named for Charlotte Adams

The village of Charlotte Pass, New South Wales is named after Adams.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Overview - Charlotte Pass ski resort". Cyber Interchange Australia. Archived from the original on 15 May 2008.
  2. ^ Turnbull, John (15 October 1987). "A marvellous time to visit the Main Range". The Canberra Times. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 May 1882. p. 8. CUNNINGHAM-ADAMS—April 19, North Shore, by Rev. S. H. Childs, Herbert Norfolk Cunningham to Charlotte A. Adams.
  4. ^ Tim the Yowie Man (26 June 2015). "Tim the Yowie Man: The Mouat Tree Project is a great cause for Canberra". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 26 August 2015.