- Medical practitioner
Alexandra Margaret Joy, who practiced under the name of Dr Margaret Clark, used her skills as a medical practitioner in remote areas of Western Australia at Lake Grace, where she worked under difficult conditions. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 9 June 1949 for her services to medicine in isolated areas. A short segment in The West Australian of 9 June 1949, stated that 'she has ministered to isolated patients in a wide area, travelling in all weathers over lonely and difficult roads. She has preferred to remain at Lake Grace rather than move to another centre where the amenities would be much superior'. She was a foundation member of the Lake Grace branch of the Country Women's Association.
Sources used to compile this entry: The West Australian, 9 June, 1949; Countrywoman of Western Australia, May 1963, p. 31.