- 6 December 1919
Ararat, Victoria, Australia
- 12 May 2002
Honolulu, New South Wales, Australia
- Academic and Anthropologist
- Alternative Names
- Oliver, Annie Margaret (married name, 1976 - )
Annie Margaret McArthur led a distinguished career as an academic and an international consultant in the field of nutrition. Her research interests included Aboriginal Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific. She paid particular attention to the contribution of women to the food supply and subsistence.
In 1965, McArthur was the first woman to be offered a tenured position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney.
When McArthur died in 2002, she bequeathed property to the University of Melbourne. The McArthur Fellowship, for postdoctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences, was subsequently established in her honour.