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Casley-Smith, Marjorie (1901 - 1990)

Born
1901
Died
20 February 1990
South Australia
Occupation
Medical practitioner

Summary

Dr Marjorie Casley-Smith was educated at the Methodist Ladies' College (now Annesley College in Adelaide). Upon finishing she spent two years at home learning music and the domestic arts before studying medicine. Following graduation, in 1927, she went to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as House Surgeon under Dr Sleeman. She completed obstetrics at Adelaide's Queen Victoria Hospital. In 1930 she married Roy Frisby Smith, a lawyer. After her husband's death, in 1938, she returned to work at the School Medical Health Service. Casley-Smith became Vice President of the National Council of Women of South Australia. She became convenor of Health for SA and Australian Convenor of Health. Dr Casley-Smith started the Marriage Guidance Council, was active in the Asthma Association, and the Mental Health Association. She was involved with music and was an early member of the Lyceum Club.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dCaseley-Smith%2C+Marjorie%2C+1901-/dcaseley+smith+marjorie+1901/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dcaseley+smith+marjorie+1901&1,1, accessed 2004-04-06; Adelaide Advertiser, 21 February 1990.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Marjorie Caseley Smith [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott, c. 1986, SRG 438/29/16; Casley-Smith, Marjorie (1901 - 1990); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood and Robin Secomb

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