- 29 October 1872
Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia
- 1 February 1939
- Medical practitioner
Edith Barrett ran a small general practice in Melbourne but devoted her energies to voluntary work concerning the health and welfare of women and children. She founded the Bush Nursing Association in 1910 with her brother James and was associated with the Red Cross from 1914-1937. She was appointed OBE - Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 15 March 1918 for her work with the Red Cross Society. She was also appointed CBE - Commander of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 24 May 1918 for her work with the Red Cross Society.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Barrett, Edith Helen (1872 - 1939), Biographical Entry', in Bright Sparcs, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2002, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P000976b.htm; Gardiner, Lyndsay, 'Barrett, Edith Helen (1872-1939), medical practioner', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070192b.htm.