Biographical entry Le Fèvre, Catherine Gunn (1909 - 1998)
- 1 November 1909
- 9 March 1998
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Catherine Gunn (Cathie) Le Fèvre collaborated with her husband, Raymond James Wood Le Fèvre, on methods for measuring the orientation and polarisability of molecules. She encouraged women in science through her work for special programs, travelling scholarships and lectures.
Educated University College, London (DSc 1952). Teacher and microbiologist, collaborator with her husband, Raymond James Wood Le Fèvre (q.v.). The first woman elected to the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, she was in the thick of debates on drug dependence and law enforcement. Correspondent for "The Lancet" for many years.
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
- 'Le Fèvre, Catherine Gunn (19091101-19980309)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476503. Details
- Aroney, M. J.; Bukingham, A. D., 'Raymond James Wood Le Fevre 1905-1986', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 3, 1988, pp. 273-297. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9880730273.htm. Details
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