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Tipping, Marjorie Jean (1917 - 2009)

MBE, FRHSV

Born
20 March 1917
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 September 2009
Occupation
Author, Art historian and Consultant

Summary

Marjorie Tipping is a prolific writer and historian of art and colonial Australia. In 1990, based on her many published scholarly works, she became the first woman to earn the degree of Doctor of Letters by examination from the University of Melbourne. Tipping's books include Eugene von Guerard's Australian Landscapes (1975) Ludwig Becker: Artist & Naturalist with the Burke & Wills Expedition (1978), Melbourne on the Yarra (1978) and Convicts Unbound: The Story of the Calcutta Convicts and Their Settlement in Australia (1988).

Tipping was the first woman president (1972-1975) and fellow (1968) of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. She was a member of the Victorian Council of the Arts and numerous other committees and community organizations, often in a voluntary capacity. Tipping was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (13 June 1981), for her contribution to the Arts.

Tipping is the patron of and one of the founders of the E W Tipping Foundation for Mentally Retarded Children and Adults, established in 1970. Tipping has traveled on six continents; her interests include music, theatre, archaeology, Australiana, and Chinese art.

Source(s): Personal Communication (2002), Who's Who of Australian Women, Who's Who 2002.

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Events

26 March 1917
Born: daughter of John Alexandra and Florence Amelia (nee Paterson) McCredie
28 February 1942
married Edmond William Tipping (dec. 1970)
1958
Organising Chairman four biennial conferences and the Australiana Festival
1963
Founder Affiliated Historical Societies
1965 - 1979
Member Council International Social Service
1968
First woman Fellow Royal Historical Society Victoria
1970
Patron and Foundation Member E W Tipping Foundation for Intellectually Handicapped
1972 - 1975
First woman President of the Royal Historical Society Victoria
1973
Member Literature Board awards Australia Council
1974
Vice-Chairperson, Matthew Flinders Bicentenary Committee
1974 - 1981
Member Victorian Ministry Arts Advisory Council
1975 - 1978
Government nominee Council of Adult Education Committee
1975 - 1987
Government nominee Victorian Government Placenames Committee
1976 - 1984
Foundation Chairman Victorian Publications and Literature Committee
1977
Member Literature Board awards Australia Council
1978 - 1991
Foundation Member Science and Humanities Committee Museum Victoria
1979 - 1980
Member Victorian Theatre Policy Committee Victorian Arts Centre
1981
Doctor C H Currey Fellow
1982 - 1990
Member Board of Directors Victorian State Opera
1990
First woman to receive Doctor of Letters by examination from the University of Melbourne
1992
History Consultant Grundy Television for Convicts Unbound (TV Series)
1996
Member Foundation Committee La Trobe and Baillieu Libraries
1999
Contributor to Encyclopedia of Melbourne project Monash University
1999
Contributor to University Melbourne, Oral History Project

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Essay by Marjorie Tipping, 1974, MS 624; Tipping, Marjorie Jean (1917 - 2009); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Marjorie Tipping, 1940 - 1971, MS 2977; Tipping, Marjorie Jean (1917 - 2009); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • Marjorie Tipping Papers, 1925 - ; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • [Conversation with Marjorie Tipping], 10 October 1971, PA 99/133; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Papers relating to a book about Ludwig Becker, c. 1970 - c. 1979, MS 11814; Tipping, Marjorie Jean (1917 - 2009); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Tipping, Marjorie Papers [Manuscript], 1970 - 1985, MS 12810; Tipping, Marjorie Jean (1917 - 2009); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Digital resources

Title
Marjorie Tipping
Type
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Date
13 March 2001
Source
AWAP Collection

Details

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