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Buckley, Hannah

Occupation
Social worker

Summary

Hannah Buckley was South Australia's first Catholic social worker. She ran the Catholic Social Service Bureau in Adelaide.

Details

After working at the ACSSB, Buckley made a significant contribution to policy development in the area of medical social work. She joined the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1948, and later the South Australian Tuberculosis Association. In 1959, Buckley movied to the Queen Victoria Hospital and fought to transform the attitudes of doctors there toward social work and social workers. She held an executive position in the South Australian branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Sources used to compile this entry: Gleeson, Damian John, 'The Professionalisation of Australian Catholic Social Welfare, 1920-1985', PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, 2006. Also available at http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:1178/SOURCE1?view=true.

Barbara Lemon

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