Biographical entry Wigan, Margaret Louise (1876 - 1970)
- 11 October 1876
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
- 7 August 1970
- Ornithologist and Matron
Margaret Louise Wigan, a school matron, was the first woman president of any natural history club in Australia.
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.
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
- 'Wigan, Margaret Louise (18761011-19700807)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477061. Details
- Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, 492 pp. Details
Created: 20 April 2001, Last modified: 13 December 2006
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