Biographical entry Fisher, Nellie (1907 - 1995)
- 15 October 1907
- 10 August 1995
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Industrial chemist
Nellie Fisher, the first female scientist to head a chemical laboratory in Australia, worked for Kodak in Melbourne 1939-62. She had earlier worked for Kodak in England and was chosen to go to Australia because of her vast knowledge of the preparation and testing of sensitising dyes.
Born England, 15 October 1907. Died Melbourne, 10 August 1995. Educated England (PhD). Ilford 1933-34, Kodak Limited, Harrow 1934-39, Kodak research laboratory, Abbotsford, Victoria 1939-48, founder and head, Kodak emulsion laboratory 1948-62.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 24 May 2006