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Biographical entry Dawe, Kathleen Edith (1915 - 1999)

28 March 1915
2 April 1999
Social worker


Kathleen Dawe began her working life as a secretary, later working as a typist in the Postmaster-General's Department. After World War Two she undertook the Diploma of Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, followed by a one year course at the Hospital Almoners Institute. Dawe worked as a social worker at the Red Cross for two years and at the Alfred Hospital for five years. She spent twenty-two years as head of the Medical Social Work Department at the Royal Children's Hospital. Dawe contributed greatly to the identification of child abuse.



c. 1921
Life event - Settled in Australia

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Nicoll, Jean, Miller, Jane, Giljohann, Anne and Crutch, Margaret and John, 'Obituary: Kathleen Edith Dawe, Social Worker', The Age, 14 June 1999. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith