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Shergold, Una

MBE

Occupation
Medical practitioner
Alternative Names
  • O'Day, Una (married name)

Summary

Una Shergold was educated at the University of Melbourne, graduating MB BS in 1939. She was resident medical officer at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne in 1940 and at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne from 1941 to 1942. From 1951 to 1967 she worked at the General Clinic of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Sometime patron of Cystic Fibrosis Victoria, her contribution to children's health earned her a place on an honour roll of 250 significant Australian women from the past and present that was read out in Victoria's Parliament House on 7 May 2001. She was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 31 December 1980 for medicine (as Mrs O'Day).

Sources used to compile this entry: Medical Directory of Australia 1970, p.747; Gender Education website http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/gender/projects/honroll2.htm.

Rosanne Walker

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