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Biographical entry Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate) (1861 - 1949)

13 June 1861
Tambaroora Goldfields, New South Wales, Australia
3 February 1949
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Welfare worker
Alternative Names
  • Dwyer, Kate


Kate Dwyer was director of the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, New South Wales; the Renwick Hospital for Infants, New South Wales; and the Scarba Home for Children. She was also a member of the Standing Committee for the Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality. Dwyer campaigned for women workers and was a pioneer of social education and university reform.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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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

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