Davey, Constance Muriel (1882-1963)

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Davey, Constance M. (1882-1963)
Davey, Constance Muriel, (Dr, OBE) (1882-1963)
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Psychologist; Educator
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Constance Muriel Davey (1882-1963), psychologist, was born on 4 December 1882 at Nuriootpa, South Australia, daughter of Stephen Henry Davey, bank-manager, and his wife Emily Mary, née Roberts. She was...

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Constance Muriel Davey, psychologist, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 1 January 1955 for education. Davey's special interest was 'mental efficiency and deficiency' in children, on which she completed a doctorate at the University of London in 1924. Davey was the first psychologist in the South Australian Education Department, with responsibility for all services for special needs children. Davey also taught at the University of Adelaide and helped establish the social work course at that institution. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, president from 1943-1947, and was elected a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1950. Her study, , was published in 1956.

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Constance Muriel Davey was a psychologist in the South Australian Education Department from 1924 after having studied in Adelaide and in England. She was active in child welfare and training, and lectured in Psychology at the University of Adelaide 1927-50.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Davey, Constance Muriel
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Davey, Constance (1882 - 1963), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  3. Children and their law-makers : a social-historical survey of the growth and development from 1836 to 1950 of South Australian laws relating to children
    Davey, Constance M.
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Griffin Press
  4. Davey, Constance Muriel (1882-1963)
    Edgar, Suzanne
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  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. S.A.'s greats: the men and women of the North Terrace plaques
    Healey, John
    [Adelaide]
    Published: Historical Society of South Australia
  8. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Sydney]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  9. Davey, Constance M. (Constance Muriel), 1882-1963
    [0.5 m : 1922 - 1956]
    Series: State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
    Papers of Dr Constance Davey, psychologist and social worker, including typescript of her book 'Children and their Law-makers', research notes and letters received.
    PRG 104
  10. Biographical cuttings on Dr Constance Muriel Davey, psychologist
    Series: National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room
  11. Papers of Ruby Rich
    [0.1 m : 1943 - 1948]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings, notes etc dealing with women's achievements and rights, music scores, photographs, pamphlets, songsheets; minutes of the Equal Pay Conference, 1958; items about Vida Goldstein, British women police, Eleanor Mary Hinder, Henrietta Szold, and general women's matters; postage stamps and a curriculum vitae.
    MS 2260
  12. Papers of Ruby Rich
    [15.4 m, 110 boxes : 1906 - 1984]
    Series: National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
    Correspondence, manuscript, minutes, speeches, broacasts, cuttings, publications, mainly relating to Ruby Rich's involvement in numerous women's, Jewish, cultural and international organisations. They include the Australian Federation of Women Voters, International Alliance of Women, Women's International Zionist Organisation, United Nations Commission on Status of Women, Racial Hygiene Centre, Family Planning Association of New South Wales, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Judge Rainbow Memorial Appeal Fund, United Nations Association of Australia, Commonwealth Countries' League, Australia-Israel Society for Cultural Exchange and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Correspondents include her sister Vera Wild and Bessie Rischbieth, Edith Hedger, Julia Rapke, Constance Davey and Maurice Schalit.
    MS 7493

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Davey, Constance Muriel
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Davey, Constance Muriel (1882-1963)
    Edgar, Suzanne
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 216-217
  3. The First Women Psychologists in Australia
    Turtle, Alison M.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Psychologist, 25, 3, 239-255
  4. Constance Davey (1882-1963), Psychologist
    Edgar, Suzanne
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
    Series: 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
  5. 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology
    Radi, H.
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
  6. 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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