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Biographical entry Halley, Ida Gertrude Margaret (1867 - 1939)

1 August 1867
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1 October 1939
Maylands, South Australia, Australia


Ida Halley became a medical inspector of schools in Tasmania (1906) and from 1910 held a similar position in Sydney where she lectured on hygiene at the Teachers' College. In 1913 she established the medical branch of the Education Department in South Australia.

Archival resources

State Records of South Australia

  • Ida Gertrude Margaret Halley - Records, 1913 - 1939; State Records of South Australia. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Kwan, Elizabeth, 'Halley, Ida Gertrude Margaret (1867-1939)' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 9 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1983), pp. 170-171. Details
  • Kwan, Elizabeth, 'Gertrude Halley (1867-1939) medical officer' in 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Heather Radi, ed. (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988). Details

Edited Books

  • Radi, H. ed., 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988), 268 pp. Details


McCarthy, G.J.