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Augusta - her legacy lives on

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Every submission to the Augusta Zadow Awards shows Georgina Zadow that the legacy of her great-grandmother lives on.

Georgina, herself a workplace health and safety representative, learnt about her "small but mighty" great-grandmother when she was a teenager and remains proud of the contribution Augusta made to South Australia.

"I am honoured to be connected to her. I think it's great that she is still being recognised and appreciated for the work she did such a long time ago," Georgina said.

"I would encourage people to enter the awards. She was a pioneer and people could help continue that legacy."

Augusta's efforts helped set standards for women's wages, working hours and workplace safety.

"If it weren't for her we wouldn't have had formalised, documented working conditions so soon," Georgina said.

"The work she did would have helped to keep women and children alive back then. She stood up for the workers and they obviously thought a lot of her, because many of them contributed to a collection to pay for her headstone."