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Biographical entry De Garis, Mary Clementina (1881 - 1963)

16 December 1881
Charlton, Victoria, Australia
18 November 1963
Geelong, Victoria, Australia


Mary De Garis was one of the early medical graduates of the University of Melbourne (MD 1907). She was a lone medical officer in outback Australia 1907-1914, served in Europe during World War I and set up a private practice in Geelong thereafter.

Archival resources

University of Melbourne, Brownless Medical Library

  • Mary De Garis - Records, 1900 - 1988; University of Melbourne, Brownless Medical Library. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections


  • Lee, Ruth, 'Mary De Garis: Progressivism, Early Feminism and Medical Reform', PhD thesis, Deakin University, 2010, 271 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.