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MACDONALD, Louisa

Born: 10/12/1858

Died: 28/11/1949

Special Achievements:

1891 - First female principal of the New Women's College, University of Sydney.  (Chosen from 65 applicants.)
1907 - Was first woman, albeit defeated, to stand for University Senate.

Additional Information:

1884 - Bachelor of Arts - 1st Class Honours in Classics, University of London.
1886 - Master of Arts, Classics, University of London.
1890s - Founder and Committee member of Sydney University Women's Association Union and University Women's Society (Sydney University Women's Settlement from 1906).


Resources

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