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Biographical entry Jull, Roberta Henrietta Margaritta (1872 - 1961)

16 August 1872
Glasgow, Scotland
6 March 1961
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia


Roberta Jull set up practice in Perth in 1897 and became active in social welfare, public health and politics. In 1918 she became the first Medical Officer of Schools in the WA Public Health Department and took a leading part in the infant health movement.



Career position - Joined her brother's practice at Guildford, Western Australia
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
1897 - 1917?
Career position - Set up a private practice in Perth
1917 - 1928
Career position - Medical Officer for schools in the Department of Public Health in Western Australia

Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Roberta Henrietta Margaritta Jull - Records, 1861 - 1959, MN 69; JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Church, Patricia Sholl, 'Jull, Roberta Henrietta Margaritta (1872-1961), medical practitioner' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 530-531. Details

Journal Articles

  • Malone, F. P. M., 'Dr Corlis and Dr Jull: Medical Women in Nineteenth Century Western Australia', Early Days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, 12 (2005), 506-21. Details


See also

  • Alexander, John A. ed., Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12 (Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 1944), 906 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.