- 13 December 1881
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
- 1 October 1948
Elsie Dalyell was born on 13 December 1881, the second daughter of James Melville and Jean (née McGregor) Dalyell. After being educated at Sydney Girl's High School, in 1897 she became a pupil-teacher with the Department of Public Instruction. In 1904, sponsored by the department, Elsie Dalyell commenced an arts and science degree at the University of Sydney. She resigned as a teacher in 1905 and transferred to second year medicine. After graduating with first-class honours, Elsie Dalyell became a medical officer at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Sources used to compile this entry: Mitchell, Ann M., 'Dalyell, Elsie Jean (1881-1948)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080223b.htm.