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Biographical entry Smith, Ivy Blanche Irene (1884 - 1975)

14 April 1884
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
15 February 1975
New Town, Tasmania, Australia
Teacher and Community worker
Alternative Names
  • Foster, Ivy Blanche Irene (maiden name)


Ivy Smith in 1902, was the first girl to win a science and mathematics scholarship in the Tasmanian senior public examinations. She graduated BSc from the University of Tasmania in 1906 and had various teaching positions before marrying in 1914.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • Ivy Blanche Irene Smith - Records, 1907 - 1914; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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McCarthy, G.J.