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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 Clementina 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 1907-14, 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.