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SWEET, Georgina

Born: 22/01/1875

Died: 1/01/1946

Special Achievements:

Australia's first female Acting Professor when appointed to the University of Melbourne's Biology School in 1916-17 during Professor Spencer Baldwin's absence, she became the first woman Associate Professor in 1920 and the first woman member of the University council in 1936.

Additional Information:

1896 - Graduated with Bachelor of Science.
1898 - Winner of Melbourne University's MacBain Scholarship.  Graduated with Master in Science.
1904 - Graduated with Doctorate in Science (not a PhD).
3 June 1935 - She was appointed an Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil), for services to women's movements.
Worked to establish the University of Melbourne's Women's College.
Academic areas:  Biology, Zoology and Veterinary Science.  (B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Sc.)


Resources

  • Image - Georgina Sweet, University of Melbourne Award, Bronze Plaque installed in Professors Walk on the Parkville Campus

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