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Biographical entry Wigan, Margaret Louise (1876 - 1970)

11 October 1876
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
7 August 1970
Ornithologist and Matron


Margaret 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.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


See also

  • Robin, Libby, The Flight of the Emu: a Hundred Years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2001), 492 pp. Details

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