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Biographical entry Fenner, Ellen Margaret Bobbie (Bobbie) (1911 - 1995)

OAM

Born
5 May 1911
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia, Australia
Died
December 1995
Occupation
Medical scientist

Summary

Ellen Margaret B. (Bobbie) Fenner was an unpaid technical assistant for her husband, Frank, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. With her husband, she donated money for the Annual Frank and Bobbie Fenner Symposia on Medical Research, held at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, and for the Fenner Conferences on the Environment, held at the Australian Academy of Science.

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Events

1936
Career position - Trained and worked as a Nurse in Perth and completed a certificate in Midwifery
1937
Career position - Trained and worked as a Nurse in Perth and completed a certificate in Infant Welfare
29 December 1939 - 1 November 1945
Career position - Served in the Middle East and then in Queensland where she worked on malaria, with the Australian Army Nursing Service
1946 - 1948
Career position - Worked part-time as an unpaid Technical Assistant with her husband, Frank, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1980
Award - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) received

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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