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Biographical entry Sweet, Georgina (1875 - 1946)

OBE

Born
22 January 1875
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Died
1 January 1946
Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Georgina Sweet was Associate Professor of Zoology, University of Melbourne 1920-24. Her research included the zoology of Australian native animals and the parasites infesting Australian stock and native fauna.

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Events

1896
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1896 - 1907
Career position - Taught in several Melbourne secondary schools
1898
Award - MacBain Scholarship received from the University of Melbourne
1898
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1898 - 1901
Career position - Demonstrator in Biology at the University of Melbourne
1901 - 1908
Career position - Lecturer in Biology at Queen's College at the University of Melbourne
1904
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1909 - 1920?
Career position - Lecturer in Parasitology in the Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne
1909 - 1920?
Career position - Lecturer and Demonstrator in Biology at the University of Melbourne
November 1916 - March 1917
Career position - Australia's first female acting Professor
1920 - 1924
Career position - Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Melbourne - the University's first female one
1924 - 1926
Career position - Lecturer at the Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne (part-time)
1935
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Archival resources

Museum Victoria

  • Georgina Sweet - Records, 1896 - 1930; Museum Victoria. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Georgina Sweet - Records, 1896 - 1946; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

University of Melbourne Central Registry

  • Georgina Sweet - Records, 1892 - 1946; University of Melbourne Central Registry. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • MacCallum, Monica, 'Georgina Sweet (1875-1946) zoologist', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • MacCallum, Monica, 'Sweet, Georgina (1875-1946), Zoologist, Academic and Philanthropist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 149-150. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120168b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • Radi, H. (ed.), 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988, 268 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Agar, W. E., 'Obituary: Dr. Georgina Sweet', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 9, no. 1, 1946, p. 15. Details
  • Anderson, Fay, 'Georgina Sweet: a Brilliant Career', Australasian Science, vol. 21, no. 4, 2000, p. 46. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Georgina Sweet', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 13, 2003, p. 4. Details
  • Sweet, Georgina, 'Gilruth and the Melbourne University Veterinary School and the Research Institute. 1909-1912', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 13, 1937, pp. 108-110. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.