HerStory Archive

WEST, Evelyn Maude

Also known as: Eva

Born: 14/09/1888

Died: 20/06/1969

Special Achievements:

1918 - Became first woman licensed auditor (along with Miss Bourne), first woman admitted to the Incorporated Institute of Accountants of Victoria.
1958 - Awarded Member of the British Empire Medal for services to Traralgon District.

Additional Information:

1914 - Early local government interests.
1917 - Graduated to become an accountant.
1935-1946 - Shire Secretary of Traralgon Shire Council.


Resources

  • References

    Hammett, Jenny.  (Number 10).  Eva West:  Leading the Way in Local Government.  Gippsland Heritage Journal, 28-31.


  • References

    Women as Accountants.  The Herald.  date unknown:page unknown.


  • References

    [no article title].  The Gippsland.  date unknown:page unknown.


  • References

    West Home Going.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]


  • References

    The End of a Long Era.  Traralgon Journal and RecordSeptember 28, 1967:page 5.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]


  • References

    Honored by the Queen.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]


  • References

    Hundreds honor Miss West.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]



  • References

    McLean, Dr T. A.  She was Close to a Saint.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]


  • References

    Traralgon Citizen in Honors List.  The Journal.  date unknown:page unknown.  [Traralgon and District Historical Society]


  • Image - Eva West

    Photo used with permission of Traralgon & District Historical Society.


  • Image - Eva West

    Photo used with permission of Traralgon & District Historical Society.