Tillyard, Pattie (1880-1971)

Also known as
Craske, Pattie (1880-1971)
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Community Leader; Teacher
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Pattie Tillyard (1880-1971), community leader, was born on 30 August 1880 at Borstal, Kent, England, daughter of William Robert Craske, commercial clerk, and his wife Fanny, née Downing. From Rochester...

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A student of Newnham College, Cambridge, and a suffragist, Pattie Craske completed a natural sciences degree in botany with second-class honours at a time when the university did not grant degrees to women. After teaching in England, she married Australian entomologist, Robin Tillyard, in Sydney. In 1928, by then the mother of four daughters, she moved to the small, isolated community of Canberra where she became a leader in community, sporting and university organisations and was elected to the Canberra Community Hospital Board in 1935. She was the social face of the growing city, renowned for her welcome to newcomers, in later years being regarded as the 'grande dame' of Canberra.

A student of Newnham College, Cambridge, and a suffragist, Pattie Craske completed a natural sciences degree in botany with second-class honours at a time when the university did not grant degrees to women. After teaching in England, she married Australian entomologist, Robin Tillyard, in Sydney. In 1928, by then the mother of four daughters, she moved to the small, isolated community of Canberra where she became a leader in community, sporting and university organisations and was elected to the Canberra Community Hospital Board in 1935. She was the social face of the growing city, renowned for her welcome to newcomers, in later years being regarded as the 'grande dame' of Canberra.

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  1. Tillyard, Pattie
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Tillyard, Pattie
    Clarke, Patricia
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  3. From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2013]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Pattie Tillyard cutting her 75th birthday cake at a party held at the Harold Whites' home in Mugga Way, Canberra, in August 1955
    [1955]
    Series: Canberra Historical Journal, No. 24, September 1989. Used with permission.
    Standing to the right is Elizabeth White. Other women (from left) include: Doris Nott, Nita Park and Nora Randall.

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  1. Hewitt, Alison Hope (1915-2011)
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  1. MRS. TILLYARD Dr. Nott Explains Position
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 8 May 1937 p 1 Article
    ... MRS. TILLYARD Dr. Nott Explains Position "In open fairness to Mrs. Till-yard," said Dr. Nott last ... with Mrs. Tillyard. That lady communicated with me from Hobart and I concurred in her action of again ... 222 words
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  2. EDUCATION PLACE IN WOMEN'S MOVEMENT Mrs. Tillyard's Address
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 22 October 1932 p 4 Article
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  3. THE HOSPITAL MRS. TILLYARD'S CARLE Stands by Appointment
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