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Margaret Lilian PITT-MORISON

Also known as: Margaret Pitt Morison

Born: 3/12/1900

Died: 12/12/1985

Special Achievements:

The first woman to become an architect in Western Australia (October 1924), the first woman to be appointed Clerk of Works for a government building site, and the only non-service person working for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as a field camouflage officer during World War II (1942).


  • References

    Willis, Julie and Bronwyn Hanna. (2002).  Women Architects in Australia 1900-1950.  Australian Capital Territory:  The Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

  • References

    Matthews, Leonie. (date unknown). Tracing Connections – The architecture & furniture design of Margaret Pitt Morison and Heimann Jacobsohn in Western Australia, c. 1940 .  In unknown book (pp. 243-247).  city unknown:  publisher unknown.

  • References

    Elston, Kylie.  A pioneer of WA’s building history.  The West Australian.  February 21, 1985:49.

  • References

    Crommelin, Jill.  Still designing at 80.  The West Australian.  December 4, 1980:p. unknown.

  • Image - Margaret Pitt Morison

    Two portraits of Margaret Pitt Morison published in the West Australian Newspaper (17 May 1929, p.6; The Western Mail, 9 April 1936, p.28)

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Margaret Pitt Morison.jpg