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Biographical entry Fitzpatrick, Aileen (1898 - 1974)

17 August 1898
Warialda, New South Wales, Australia
23 June 1974
Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia
Community worker and Teacher


Aileen Fitzpatrick commenced her working life as a secondary school teacher in New South Wales. An interest in social work led to her becoming the director of the Board of Social Study and Training, New South Wales. Questions about the standard of the courses offered and the quality of the teaching staff resulted in withdrawal of support and eventually Fitzpatrick's resignation. She later worked with migrants and refugees, but this was also thwarted by the lack of formal qualifications of Fitzpatrick and her staff, once again resulting in her resignation.



Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Sydney
1921 - 1926
Career position - Teacher in the New South Wales Department of Education Secondary School Section
1926 - ?
Career position - Consultant in Australia of International Migration Service
1926 - 1930
Career position - State Secretary of the New South Wales Country Women's Association
1931 - 1940s
Career position - Director of the Board of Social Study and Training in New South Wales
1940 - 1946s
Career position - Director of Social Research
Career position - Joint Founder and Honorary Secretary of the Australian Institute of Sociology

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections


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

Ailie Smith