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Biographical entry Harper, Margaret Hilda (1879 - 1964)

4 April 1879
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 January 1964
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia


Margaret Hilda Harper was a physician with the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney and with the first Baby Health Centre opened in 1914. She was also Medical Director of the Mothercraft Homes and Training Schools 1919-49 and wrote "The Parents' Book" (1926).

Archival resources

Private hands (Harper, I.R.L.)

  • Margaret Hilda Harper - Records, 1879 - 1964; Private hands (Harper, I.R.L.). Details

Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies

  • Margaret Hilda Harper - Records; Royal Society for the Welfare of Mothers and Babies. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Cowden, Victoria, 'Harper, Margaret Hilda (1879-1964)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 204-205. Also available at Details
  • Cowden, Victoria, 'Margaret Hilda Harper (1879-1964), Paediatrician', in John Ritchie (ed.), Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 9, Clarendon Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 204-205. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.