Browne, Grace Cuthbert (1900-1988)

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Browne, Grace (1900-1988)
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Browne, Grace Cuthbert, MBE (1900-1988)
Browne, Grace Johnston, (MBE) (1900-1988)
Browne, Grace Johnston (1900-1988)
Cuthbert, Grace (1900-1988)
Cuthbert Browne, Grace Johnston (1900-1988)
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Obstetrician; Gynaecologist; Medical Practitioner
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Grace Johnston Cuthbert Browne (1900-1988), medical practitioner, was born on 2 January 1900 at Port Glasgow, Scotland, fifth (fourth surviving) and youngest child of John Cuthbert, shipmaster, and...

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Grace Browne was Director of the New South Wales Division of Maternal and Baby Welfare 1937-1964 and was a part-time lecturer in Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney 1946-1964. She was president of the Australian Federation of Medical Women, and also president of the Australian Federation of University Women. Grace Browne was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 13 June 1959, for her work as director of Baby Welfare in the New South Wales Health Department.

Grace Cuthbert Browne was the youngest of a family of five. The family came to Australia when her father was appointed to insurance company, Sydney Marine Underwriters. The family lived in Lindfield, NSW and Grace attended Ravenswood School at Gordon from 1913 - 1917. In her own words (De Berg Tapes: National Library Tape 619) Grace described Ravenswood as "a very interesting school, the academic training was regarded as important and in those days this was exceptional." Grace completed her Leaving Certificate in 1917 and won an exhibition to Sydney University to study medicine.

She married Professor F J Browne D.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.Ed, F.R.C.O.G University College Hospital, University of London

MB, Ch M University of Sydney First Resident Medical Officer at RNSH GP in country and city for 12 years Honorary Medical Officer before 1937 Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children Tresillian Mothercraft Home - Royal Society for Welfare of Mothers and Babies Lane Cove Baby Health Centre - Dept. Public Health Director Maternal & Baby Welfare Dept. Public Health in NSW from 1937 until retirement Member Maternal Mortality & Perinatal Committee, Dept. Public Health (formerly secretary 1939-1965) Member Committee on Maternal & Child Health, National Health and Medical Research Council for over 20 years Member Child Welfare Advisory Council NSW - advisor to Minister of Health Member Board of Social Studies until transfer to University Member National Fitness Council NSW Member Council Bush Nursing Association for 25 Years Lecturer in Maternal & Child Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine University Sydney to 1965 Medical Officer, Grosvenor Hospital, Dept Health 1965-1970 Honorary Organiser Medical Group on Health Education with Headmistress Association Independent Girls Schools NSW World Health Organisation travelling scholarship 1950-1951

Member Australian Medical Association (AMA) - Fellow 1972 Rep. Women Medical Practitioners on Council of Australian Medical Association NSW Branch 1966-1969 Member Australian Paediatric Association Fellow Royal College Obstetrics & Gynaecology Member Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Member Convocation: Macquarie University from 1965 Member Convocation: ANU 1975 Member Council Ravenswood School for Girls 1961- 1975 Member Aust & NZ Association for Medical Education Member Aust Obstetrics & Gynaecological Research Society Member Aust Council Scientific Study of Mental Retardation

Vice-President Medical Women's International Association President Australian Federation of University Women President Australian Federation of Medical Women Australian Convenor Standing Committee for Health for Aust National Council of Women President Public Medical Officers' Association President Medical Women's Society NSW President Sydney University Women Graduates Association Vice-President Australian Physiotherapy Association (NSW) Membership of Community Organisations Institute of International Affairs, Arts Association Sydney University, The English Speaking Union, The Victoria League, The National Trust of Australia, The Art Gallery Society NSW, The Elizabethan Theatre Trust, The Friends of the Opera, Public Health Association, Council of Social Services, Fellow of Royal Institute of Public Administration.

The Queens Club, Avondale Golf Club, The Soroptimist Club of North Sydney

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Grace Cuthbert Browne was Director of the New South Wales Division of Maternal and Baby Welfare 1937-64 and was a part-time lecturer in Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney 1946-64. She had graduated from the University of Sydney Bachelor of Medicine (MB), Master of Surgery (ChM). Browne was president of the Australian Federation of Medical Women and president, Australian Federation of University Women.

  • Career position - Director of the New South Wales Division of Maternal and Baby Welfare
  • Career position - Lecturer in maternal and child health in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney (part-time)
  • Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Browne, Grace Johnston
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Cuthbert Browne, Grace Johnston (1900 - 1988)
    Browne, Elspeth
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. Browne, Grace Cuthbert (1900 - 1988), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  4. Who's Who in Australia 1980
    Draper, W J
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  5. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  6. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  7. Grace Cuthbert Browne - Records
    [3 boxes : 1908 - 1989]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Various records 1908-89 including autobiographical material written for inclusion in "Women physicians of the world: autobiographies of medical pioneers" (1978) [3 boxes, ML MSS 5195].
    ML MSS 5195
  8. Grace Cuthbert Browne - Records
    [1 tape : 1905 - 1972]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Oral history recording with Hazel de Berg 26 July 1972, c60 minutes, 20 page transcript [DeB 619].
    DeB 619
  9. Ravenswood Archives
    [1901 -]
    Series: Ravenswood School for Girls
    The Ravenswood Archives commenced 'officially' in 1988. Lorna Puflett, previously senior librarian until 1985 had accumulated a great deal of material of archival interest and she commenced her new position as the Ravenswood archivist in 1988. The collection contains: paper records dating back to the foundation of the school in 1901; over 9 000 photographs from 1904 onwards; a complete collection of school magazines/year books from 1925; samples of old school uniforms; including hats, ties, badges and sports gear, prize certificates, trophies, examples of pupils work. Ravenswood Archives also runs an Oral History Programme and a 'Women of Ravenswood' collection. Several school class groups visit the Archives annually to learn about the history of the school and for research.
    Contact the archivist

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Browne, Grace Cuthbert
    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

Resources by Grace Cuthbert Browne (1)

  1. Grace Cuthbert Browne interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Browne, Grace Cuthbert
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
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    Grace Cuthbert Browne interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  1. Website: Using Lives: Essays in Australian Biography and History
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  1. Dr. Grace Cuthbert's Wedding
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  3. Dr. Grace Cuthbert To Marry
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 6 February 1951 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... . GRACE CUTHBERT Aorangi in August, and spent until December in the United States. Professor Browne, who ... Dr. Grace Cuthbert To Marry The S S.W. Director of Mat-ernal and Baby Welfare, Dr. Grace Cuthbert ... 124 words
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