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Davey, Constance Muriel (1882 - 1963)

Dr, OBE

Born
4 December 1882
Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia
Died
4 December 1963
Occupation
Psychologist and Educator

Summary

Constance Muriel Davey, psychologist, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 1 January 1955 for education. Davey's special interest was 'mental efficiency and deficiency' in children, on which she completed a doctorate at the University of London in 1924. Davey was the first psychologist in the South Australian Education Department, with responsibility for all services for special needs children. Davey also taught at the University of Adelaide and helped establish the social work course at that institution. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, president from 1943-1947, and was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1950. Her study, Children and their law-makers, was published in 1956.

Sources used to compile this entry: Edgar, Suzanne, 'Davey, Constance Muriel (1882-1963)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080239b.htm; Healey, John (ed.), S.A.'s greats: the men and women of the North Terrace plaques, Historical Society of South Australia, Adelaide, 2001, 183 pp.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1906 - 1984, MS 7493; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1943 - 1948, MS 2260; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • Biographical cuttings on Dr Constance Muriel Davey, psychologist; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Davey, Constance M. (Constance Muriel), 1882-1963, 1922 - 1956, PRG 104; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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