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Biographical entry Barrett, Edith Helen (1872 - 1939)

CBE, OBE

Born
29 October 1872
Emerald Hill, Victoria, Australia
Died
1 February 1939
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physician

Summary

Edith Helen Barrett ran a small general practice in Melbourne but devoted her energies to voluntary work concerning the health and welfare of women and children. She founded the Bush Nursing Association in 1910, with her brother James and was associated with the Red Cross from 1914-37.

Details

Events

1901
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at Melbourne Hospital
1901
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Melbourne
1902 - 1930s
Career position - Foundation and active member of the National Council of Women in Victoria
1902? - 1930s
Career position - General practice in South Melbourne and Collins Street, Melbourne
1904 - 1934
Career position - Honorary medical staff at Queen Victoria Hospital
1907
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
1910
Career position - Founder of the Bush Nursing Association of Victoria
1914 - 1928
Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Australian branch of the British Red Cross Society
1918
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1918
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1936?
Career position - Foundation Committee member of the Victorian division of the Red Cross

Archival resources

British Red Cross Society, Melbourne

  • Edith Helen Barrett - Records, 1914 - 1939; British Red Cross Society, Melbourne. Details

Bush Nursing Association of Victoria

  • Edith Helen Barrett - Records, 1911 - 1939; Bush Nursing Association of Victoria. Details

National Council of Women

  • Edith Helen Barrett - Records, 1902 - 1939; National Council of Women. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.