Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 23 February 2009
- Nurse and Union organiser
- Alternative Names
- Soady, Marjorie (maiden name)
Marjorie Ladkin, née Soady, was born in Sydney, New South Wales. In 1933 she began training at the Sydney Hospital, and upon graduation worked for a nursing agency. She was the first full-time secretary of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation (South Australia Branch) serving in this position from 1965-1975. The successful development of the Branch is largely due to her dedication and drive and, innovations advocated by Ladkin have resulted in a better ratio of staff/patient care. On 13 June 1983 Marjorie Ladkin was awarded an Order of the Order of Australia for service to nursing.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~ooa/Members/MembersL.html accessed 2004-04-08 and http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dLadkin%2C+Marjorie%2C+1915-/dladkin+marjorie+1915/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dladkin+marjorie+1915&1,1, accessed 2004-04-08.