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Biographical entry Cooper, Lilian Violet (1861 - 1947)

11 August 1861
Clapham, Kent, England
18 August 1947
Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia


Lilian Cooper worked as a physician at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women, Brisbane from about 1893 and from 1905 to her retirement was associated with the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Queensland.

Archival resources

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • Lilian Violet Cooper - Records; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • Williams, Lesley M., No Easy Path: the Life and Times of Lilian Violet Cooper MD, FRACS (1861-1947), Australia's First Woman Surgeon (Brisbane: Amphion Press, 1991), 138 (152) pp. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Williams, Lesley M., 'Medical Women in Queensland: Characters and Charisma', Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 20 (4) (2007), 134-138. Details


McCarthy, G.J.