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Edythe Ellison HARVIE

Also known as: Ellison

Born: 18 May 1902

Died: 27 September 1984

Special Achievements:

Seen in the photo at the rear drawing board, she was the first woman to graduate from the University of Melbourne's Architectural Atelier, after completing the course in 1928. The degrees were first bestowed the following year although she did not apply for hers until 1939. She was also the first Australian woman partner in a major architectural firm (Stephenson & Turner, 1946).