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Edith Emily DORNWELL

Born: 1865

Died: 1943

Special Achievements:

The first woman to graduate from the University of Adelaide in 1885, she was this institution's and Australia's earliest science graduate, passing with First Class Honours. She was a former student of the Advanced School for Girls in Adelaide, Australia's first government Secondary School for Girls, where she later taught.


  • Image - Edith Emily Dornwell

    Photographer: unknown

    State History Centre, SA History Trust