Hayter, Lorna, (CBE, BScAgr, FAIAS, FHAC) (1897-1989)

Also known as
Byrne, Lorna (1897-1989)
Hayter, Lorna, CBE (1897-1989)
Hayter, Lorna (1897-1989)
Field of activity
Agriculturalist; Servicewoman; Public Servant
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-608212

Biographies

Lorna Hayter studied agriculture at the University of Sydney. In 1927 she joined the New South Wales Department of Agriculture. During World War II Hayter was a member of the Women's Australian National Services, and became Assistant Controller with the Australian Army Women's Service. Later she hosted the Australian Broadcasting Commission weekly national program and became women's editor of the On 31 December 1979, Lorna Hayter was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to agriculture and the community.

  • Science teacher with the Department of Education at Orange
  • Senior Extension Officer with the Agricultural Bureau of New South Wales
  • Researcher with the Rural Adult Education Overseas Grant for the Carnegie Corporation, New York
  • Assistant controller with the Australian Women's Army Service
  • Assisted with the Rural Reconstruction Report
  • Employed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission
  • Broadcaster for the radio program and women's editor
  • Board member of the YWCA, Sydney
  • Patron of the Australian Women's Army Service Association (NSW)

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Lorna Hayter studied agriculture at University of Sydney. She later spoke of the problems of being accepted in an all male environment. Hayter worked for many years in the New South Wales Department of Agriculture. Later she hosted the weekly national radio program for the ABC and was editor of the .

  • Career position - Broadcaster for the ABC
  • Career position - Editor of "The Land" newspaper
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) (1941 - 1947)

    <p>1941 appointed second-in-command AWAS. As one of the foundation members of this Service she held the rank of Major and was stationed at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne. Her position took her Australia wide until 1943 when posted to Western Australia.</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Women's Army Service Association (NSW) (1948 - )

    <p>Patron</p>

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Resources for Lorna Hayter

Selected resources (12)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Hayter, Lorna
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. BYRNE, LORNA
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf World War 2 Nominal RollDepartment of Veterans' Affairs
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. You'll be sorry!
    Howard, Ann
    [Sydney]
    Published: Tarka
  5. Who's Who in Australia 1980
    Draper, W J
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  6. Hayter, Lorna, Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  7. Major Lorna Byrne, taking the salute at a march past
    [27 May 1943]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Some of the 900 members of the Australian Women's Army Service taking part in a march past as a farewell to Major Lorna Byrne, assistant controller Australian Women's Army Service, land headquarters, who is leaving to take up a similar position at Western Australia L. of C. Area.
    052076
  8. Major Lorna Byrne, Assistant Controller
    [27 May 1943]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Major Lorna Byrne, Assistant Controller, Australian Women's Army Service, Land Headquarters, taking the salute at a march past held as a farewell to her on leaving to take up a similar position at Western Australia Line of Command Area.
    052077
  9. [Conversation with Lorna Hayter (nee Byrne)]
    Series: National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
    Oral history recording with Hazel de Berg on the 13 February 1978, c93 minutes, 31 page transcript. Hayter speaks of her family background ; her studies ; the problems of being accepted in an all male environment at the School of Agriculture, University of Sydney ; working for the Department of Agriculture ; joining the Australian Women's Army Service ; hosting a radio program for the A.B.C. ; taking up the editorship on the "Land Newspaper" ; Hayter gives her views on Australia as a primary producing country.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Hayter, Lorna
    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
  3. 100 years, 100 stories
    The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Gulbi, Skaidy (ed.)
    Published: The University of Sydney, Sydney, 2010

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