Ogilvie, Florinda Katharine (1902-1983)

Also known as
Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine
Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine, (MBE) (1902-1983)
Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine (1902-1983)
Field of activity
Medical social worker; Social Worker; Academic; Educator
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1475440

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Florinda Katharine Ogilvie (1902-1983), social worker and educator, was born on 12 January 1902 at Glen Innes, New South Wales, fifth of six children of Sydney-born William Frederick Ogilvie, grazier,...

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Florinda Katherine Ogilvie was a pioneer in the developing field of medical social work, who served as a fellow of the University of Sydney Senate in the 1940s.

1923: Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney.

1931: Studied hospital administration in the United States for two months, sponsored by Rachel Foster Hospital.

1933-34: Completed a course in medical social work in Britain and became an associate of the Institute of Almoners.

1950-51: Returned to Britain to study methods of teaching social work for six months, visiting the Universities of London and Oxford, the British Institute of Almoners, St Thomas Hospital and Radcliff Infirmary.

1926-1940: Secretary, Chief Executive Officer and Almoner at Rachel Foster Hospital for Women and Children, Sydney.

1941-1954: Senior Almoner, Sydney Hospital; Director of Training for the NSW Institute of Almoners.

1954: Appointed to a temporary lectureship in the Department of Social Work at University of Sydney.

1957: Appointed to a permanent lectureship in the Department of Social Work.

31 December 1964: Retired.

1943-1949: Fellow of the University Senate

1941-1950: Member of the Child Welfare Advisory Council

1950s/1960s: Member of the executive committee of the NSW Old Peoples' Welfare Council.

1969: Member of the working party of the NSW Council for the Aging Advisory Committee on Accommodation and Care for the Aging.

Ogilvie also held positions as: President, NSW Council of Social Service; Honorary Consultant in social work to the Australian Red Cross; Honorary Director, Family Welfare Bureau.

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Florinda Katherine Ogilvie was a medical social worker and a Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney from 1943-1949. The University holds an archival collection of her personal records dating from 1937 to 1968.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine
    Gavan McCarthy
    Series: IspartOf Bright SparcsUniversity of Melbourne E-Scholarship Research Centre
  4. Personal archives of Ogilvie Florinda Katherine [1902-1983]
    [0.2 m : 1937 - 1968]
    Series: University of Sydney, Archives
    Contents include: administrative records related to the medical social work curriculum including copies of minutes of meetings of the Medical Advisory Committee, correspondence and working papers, curricula of courses, and lists of students; papers relating to organisations to which Ogilvie belonged including New South Wales Institute of Hospital Almoners, Australian Association of Hospital Almoners, Australian Association of Social Workers, National Heart Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation Committee, Council of Social Service of NSW, Sydney Hospital, Old People's Welfare Council of NSW, and NSW Council for the Aging, Advisory Committee Working Party; personal letters related to her retirement (1965); personal papers related to J. Paton (Red Cross) and Joan Lupton (1937-1950).
    P104

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Ogilvie, Florinda Katherine
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

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