- 4 December 1878
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- 23 May 1957
Manly, Queensland, Australia
Dr Eleanor Bourne was appointed first medical officer in the Department of Public Instruction in 1911. Her research on hookworm disease was used in the Rockefeller-financed hookworm survey of northern Queensland. During wartime, Dr Bourne served as a lieutenant of the Royal Army Medical Corps in London. She became medical officer to Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps.
Sources used to compile this entry: Bell, Jacqueline, 'Bourne, Eleanor Elizabeth (1878-1957)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070364b.htm.