Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde) (1901-1955)

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Wedgwood, C. (1901-1955)
Wedgwood, Camilla H. (1901-1955)
Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde, (MA, FRAI) (1901-1955)
Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde (1901-1955)
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Anthropologist; Educator; Educationist
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Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood (1901-1955), anthropologist and educationist, was born on 25 March 1901 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, fifth of seven children of Josiah Clement Wedgwood, a naval architect,...

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Camilla Wedgwood, the fifth of seven children of Josiah and Ethel (née Bowen) Wedgwood, came to Australia in 1928 to lecture in anthropology at the University of Sydney. She then lectured at the University of Capetown, South Africa and at the London School of Economics and Political Science before being granted a fellowship to study the lives of women and children on Manam Island, New Guinea by the Australian National Research Council. Later Wedgwood became principal of Women's College at the University of Sydney and held this position until her appointment in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service, at the express wish of General Sir Thomas Blamey. She developed policies for postwar educational resconstruction in Papua New Guinea. Following her discharge Wedgwood returned to lecturing. A member of the Australian Student Christian Movement she was also involved with the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children, the Anthropological Society of New South Wales, the Australian Federation of University Women and the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

  • Studied anthropology at Newnham College, Cambridge, under W E Armstrong and A C Haddon
  • Passed with first-class honours the English tripos
  • Held the Arthur Hugh Clough scholarship
  • Held the Bathurst scholarship
  • Passed anthropology tripos
  • Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Joined the Society of Friends
  • Assistant lecturer in the Department of Social Studies at Bedford College, London
  • Qualified as Master of Arts (MA)
  • Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology with the University of Sydney
  • Temporary lecturer in the Department of African Life and Languages with the University of Cape Town
  • Council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute
  • Assistant lecturer with the London School of Economics
  • Member of the British Social Hygiene Council
  • Granted a fellowship by the Australian National Research Council for research work in Manam Island, New Guinea
  • Carried out research work in Nauru Island
  • Principal of the Women's College at the University of Sydney
  • Honorary lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sydney
  • Service in New Guinea
  • Lieutenant-colonel, in the Australian Army Medical Women's Service, attached to the Army Directorate of Research and Land Headquarters School of Civil Affairs
  • Taught at the Institute of Education at the University of London
  • Senior lecturer in native administration at the Australian School of Pacific Administration (now ITI, International Training Institute)

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Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood was Anthropologist and Lecturer in Native Education at the Australian School of Pacific Administration, Sydney.

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Resources for Camilla H. Wedgwood

Selected resources (21)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Hiri
    Wedgwood, Camilla H
    [London]
    Published: Longmans Green and Co
  3. Plays for young pupils
    Wedgwood, Camilla H
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Longmans, Green
  4. Education in the Pacific Islands : a selective bibliography
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (compiled by)
    [Noumea, New Caledonia]
    Published: South Pacific Commission
  5. Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde
    Wetherell, David
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  6. WEDGWOOD, CAMILLA HILDERGARDE
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2002]
    Published: Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Series: IspartOf World War 2 Nominal RollDepartment of Veterans' Affairs
  7. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  8. Development and welfare in the Western Pacific
    Hogbin, H. Ian and Wedgwood, C.
    [Sydney]
    Published: Australian Institute of International Affairs
  9. Malekula : a vanishing people in the New Hebrides
    Deacon, A. Bernard and Wedgwood, Camilla H (edited by)
    [London]
    Published: G. Routledge & Sons
  10. You'll be sorry!
    Howard, Ann
    [Sydney]
    Published: Tarka
  11. Who's Who in Australia 1950
    Alexander, Joseph A
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald
  12. Papers of Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood
    [1 box : 1935 - 1936]
    Series: University of Sydney, Archives
  13. Manam Island, Territory of New Guinea, [and] Nauru
    [6 : 1932 - 1935]
    Series: National Library of Australia, Pictorial Collection
    Photographs, by the anthropologist C.H. Wedgwood, of natives, ceremonies, costume, dances, with interleaved index. Album 445-447 450 453-454.
  14. Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    [4.48 m, 32 boxes : 1928 - 1954]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Collection includes the following: 1. Personal items such as correspondence (1928-1954) passport, diary, etc. 2. Items dealing with education and teaching of various disciplines such as history, social studies and so on; mass literacy; education in Papua New Guinea (government policy, organization of schools); training of nurses, teachers, midwives, etc. 3. Lecture notes on anthropology, Baganda, Chukchee, funeral rites and kinship. 4. Various papers to do with people living in the Pacific area. 5. Six volumes of photographs, Dec. 1932 to 1954, of life in Manam Island, Territory of New Guinea and in Nauru Island. Typescript drafts, with manuscript interpolations of Miss Wedgwood's work titled "A background documentary survey on the education of women and girls in the Pacific". Five typescript papers by other authors concerning theories and problems of native education in New Guinea.
    MS 483
  15. WEDGWOOD Camilla Hildegarde [1901-1955]
    [0.6 m : 1927 - 1958]
    Series: University of Sydney, Archives
    P.112
  16. Olive Pink - Correspondence
    [8.43 m : 1897 - 1971]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Papers comprise official, personal & academic correspondence, diaries, photos, patrol reports, field notebooks, conference papers, lectures, broadcasts, articles, anthropological writings & research material, administration handbooks & ordinances, publications on anthropology, language, education & United Nations. Papers relate to Chinnery's career in Papua & New Guinea as Patrol Officer, Government Anthropologist, Director Dept of District Services & Native Affairs, Director Native Affairs & Commonwealth Adviser on Native Affairs in Aust. Papers relating to Chinnery's association with Far Eastern Liaison Office during World War II, South Seas Commission Conference 1947, United Nations missions to Africa & aspects of PNG including history, exploration, anthropology, genealogy, language, education, health, missions, crimes & discipline, native rights, mining, trade & pre-war wartime & post-war administration. Correspondents include: Staniforth Smith, John Taylor, C.L.A. Abbott, Bill Harney, A.P. Elkin, Theodor Strehlow, Camilla Wedgwood, Olive Pink, Baldwin Spencer, A.C. Haddon, Margaret Mead.
    MS 766
  17. Typescript research notes
    Series: University of Sydney, Archives
    TS notes written up by Marie Olive Reay from original research carried out by Camilla Hildegard Wedgwood on Manus Island, c. 1933-34. the material was transferred from the Department of Anthropology.
    M.373

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood, 1901-1955
    Maddock, Kenneth
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde (1901-1955), Anthropologist and Educationist
    Wetherell, David
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 16, 515-517
  4. 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

Resources by Camilla H. Wedgwood (25)

  1. Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Unpublished : 1913-1955 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.823)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.823)

  2. Letter
    Hasluck, Paul Sir, 1905-1993
    [ Unpublished : 1953 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.473)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.473)

  3. Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Unpublished : 1928-1954 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.478)

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  4. Malekula : a vanishing people in the New Hebrides / by A. Bernard Deacon ; edited by Camilla H. Wedgwood ; with a preface by A.C. Haddon
    Deacon, Arthur Bernard, 1903-1927
    [ Book : 1934-1970 ]
    Languages: English;Austronesian (Other), [1 other]
    At 24 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.978)

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  5. The Hiri / by Camilla Wedgwood ; illustrated by Pamela Lindsay
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.837)

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  6. Development and welfare in the Western Pacific / H. Ian Hogbin and C. Wedgwood
    Hogbin, H. Ian (Herbert Ian), 1904-1989
    [ Book : 1943 ]
    At 18 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.764)

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  7. Manam Island, Territory of New Guinea, and Nauru, 1932-1935 / C.H. Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Photograph : 1932-1935 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Manam Island, Territory of New Guinea, and Nauru, 1932-1935 / C.H. Wedgwood
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.659)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.659)

  8. Education in the Pacific Islands : a selective bibliography / compiled by Camilla H. Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Book : 1956 ]
    Languages: English;Multiple languages;French, [2 others]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.003)

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  9. Flies are your enemy / Camilla Wedgwood; illustrations [by] Irene Maher
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Book : 1951-1955 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.882)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.882)

  10. Nauruans Tuti, Pin and two grandchildren sitting on a mat on the sand, Nauru, April 1935 / Camilla Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Nauruans Tuti, Pin and two grandchildren sitting on a mat on the sand, Nauru, April 1935 / Camilla Wedgwood
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  1. Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Unpublished : 1913-1955 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.898)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.898)

  2. Letter
    Hasluck, Paul Sir, 1905-1993
    [ Unpublished : 1953 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 25.801)

  3. Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
    [ Unpublished : 1928-1954 ]
    At National Library
    Papers of Camilla Wedgwood
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.463)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.463)

  4. Camilla Wedgwood
    [ Photograph : 1910-1954 ]
    At National Library
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  5. [Biographical cuttings on Camilla Wedgwood, educationalist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.018)

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  6. The second Camilla Wedgwood memorial lecture and seminar : Port Moresby, December 1960
    Camilla Wedgwood Memorial Lecture and Seminar Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) 1960 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1961 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.373)

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  7. Camilla : C.H. Wedgwood 1901-1955, a life / D. Wetherell, C. Carr-Gregg
    Wetherell, David F. (David Fielding)
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 37 libraries
    Camilla : C.H. Wedgwood 1901-1955, a life / D. Wetherell, C. Carr-Gregg
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.648)

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  8. The second Camilla Wedgwood memorial lecture and seminar : Port Moresby, December 1960
    Camilla Wedgwood Memorial Lecture and Seminar Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) 1960 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1961 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.284)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.284)

  9. Papers of Phyllis Kaberry
    Kaberry, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Mary), 1910-
    [ Unpublished : 1936-1943 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.753)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.753)

  10. Zaria's fire : engendered moments in Manam ethnography / Nancy C. Lutkehaus
    Lutkehaus, Nancy
    [ Book : 1995 ]
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    Zaria's fire : engendered moments in Manam ethnography / Nancy C. Lutkehaus
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  1. The education of women and girls / Richard Seddon
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  1. Wedgwood, Camilla Hildegarde (1901–1955)
    Wetherell, David; Matthew, H. C. G; Harrison, Brian
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  1. IN the matter of the estates of the undermentioned deceased
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 10 August 1956 [Issue No.87] p 2349

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    ... , intestate; administration was granted on 17th July, 1950, The Honourable Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood, late ... , 1940; administration, with the will dated ll£h December, 1934, annexed, was granted on 3rd August, 1956 ... 1426 words
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