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Biographical entry Wigan, Margaret Louise (1876 - 1970)

Born
11 October 1876
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Died
7 August 1970
Occupation
Ornithologist and Matron

Summary

Margaret Louise Wigan, a school matron, was the first woman president of any natural history club in Australia.

Details

Moved to Victoria 1916. Matron, Ballarat Grammar School for eight years, and for lesser periods at Church of England Girls' Grammar Schools at Korowa, Ivanhoe and South Yarra (Merton Hall). President, Bird Observers Club 1932-34 (the first woman president of any natural history club in Australia) and later Honorary Life Member.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details

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