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Irving, Freda Howy (1903 - 1984)

MBE

Born
1903
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
1984
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Editor, Journalist and Print Journalist

Summary

Freda Irving began her career in journalism in Melbourne in 1925, working with the Sun News Pictorial in various guises until about 1949 when she joined the Argus. She also edited Woman's Day and the Australian Women's Weekly for short periods of time. In 1978-79, she was president of the Melbourne Press Club.

During the war she joined the Australian Women's Army Service as a private but before long she beecame Amenities Officer with the rank of captain for the three women's services ­ Army, Air Force and Navy.


She was awarded an MBE for services to Journalism in 1981.

Details

Events

1925 - 1984
Career in journalism active
1978 - 1979
President of the Melbourne Press Club
1981
MBE for services to journalism

Sources used to compile this entry: Papers of Freda Irving, 1932 - 1984, MS 12758; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection.

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Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office

  • Irving, Freda Mary Howy: Service Number - VF398095 : Date of birth - 16 Sep 1903 : Place of birth - MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin - IRVING SYBIL, 1941 - 1972, B884/0; National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Papers of Freda Irving, 1932 - 1984, MS 12758; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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