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WOMEN VISITORS TO CONGRESS
An interesting fact is disclosed by the list of women graduates who are expected to visit Melbourne for the science congress next week, In the number who have taken science degrees. The New South Wales group Includes Miss Joyce Allan, who Is a member of the zoological staff at the Australian Museum, Sydney, and will de- liver a paper at the congress; Miss Lorna Byrne, who Is a bachelor of agricultural science, and has a responsible position with the New South Wales Department of Agriculture; Mrs. Dakin, B.Sc, wife of Professor Dakin; Mrs. A. G. B. Fisher, M.A., M.Sc, who will accompany her hus- band, Dr. Fisher; Miss Quodling, B.Sc, who Is In the geology department of Syd- ney University; Miss Irwin Smith, B.Sc, and Miss H. W. Turner, who is a bachelor of architecture.
The South Australian list includes Lady Mawson, Lady Sowden, Mrs. Burdon, B.A., whose husband Is local secretary for the Association for the Advancement of Science;'Dr. Constance Davey, M.A.; Mrs. Stanley ' Kneebone, B.A.; Miss ? K. Magarey, B.A., B.Sc; Mrs. Kerr Grant, wife of Professor Kerr Grant; Mrs. Charles Fenner, whose husband, Dr. Charles Fen- ner, Is superintendent of technical educa- tion in the South Australian Education Department; Mrs. Chapman, whose hus- band is professor of engineering at the Adelaide University; Miss Una Mitchell, B.Sc; Miss Z. Kate Penny; Miss Helen Rappelt; Miss Nell Woods, M.A.; Miss E. Cleland, B.Sc; Miss Lydall Morris, B.A.; Miss M. Frost, B.A.; Miss D. B. Fctherston, M.A., Dip. Ed.; Miss Eardley; and the two daughters of Sir Douglas and Lady Maw- son, the elder of whom is taking a science course at Adelaide University, while the younger one gained highest marks for the State In geography In the leaving ex- amination last year.
Queensland visitors will be Miss Freda Bage, M.Sc, and Mrs. Desmond Herbert, B.Sc. New Zealand visitors will include
Miss Ironsides, M.A., of Auckland, who Is a Dominion vice-president of the New Zealand Federation of University Women, Mrs. P. Kidson, and Mrs. D. King. Pro- fessor Wlllsmore, of Western Australia, who will deliver the Masson lecture, will be accompanied by his wife, and Mrs. de Courcy Clarke will accompany her hus- band, who is professor of geology at the Perth University.
From Canberra the group will include Miss Betty Allan, M.A., blo-metriclan to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and Mrs. Ian McKerras, D.Sc, daughter of the late Mr. Banfleld ("Beachcomber"), of Dunk Island, who, with her husband, is in th» entomological department of the coun- cil at Canberra. Mrs. Angel and Mrs. Holdaway are wives of officers of the council, and Mrs. W. G. Woolnough is the wife of Dr. Woolnough, geological adviser to the Commonwealth Govern- ment.
Miss Ursula McConnell, of Queensland, whose anthropological .research, especi- ally among the aborigines of the North of Australia, has brought her fame over- seas, and Miss Olive Pink, of New South Wales, who has also done valuable work In this field of science, are two other interesting visitors.
By the Ormonde on Monday will arrive Professor and Mrs. W. M. Benson, of the Otago University, New Zealand.
Victorian women who will take part in the congress are Dr. Ethel McLennan, who Is associate professor of botany at the Melbourne University; Miss Rene Crcspln, assistant Commonwealth palaeontologist, who Is preparing a paper with Mr. F. Chapman on the tertiary rocks of South- ern Australia, as well as acting as secre- tary of the hospitality committee for the congress; Miss Ann Nicholls, who is on the staff of the geographical department at the Melbourne University, and Dr. Vera Scantlebury, the first director of infant welfare In Victoria.