Mackenzie, Helen (1913-)

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Mackenzie, Helen Pearl, (MBE) (1913-2009)
Mackenzie, Helen Pearl (1913-)
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Medical Practitioner; Missionary; Physician
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Helen MacKenzie, a child of Presbyterian missionaries, completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1938 with the intention of going to Korea to work as a missionary in 1941. With the interruption of World War II she instead remained at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne, from 1940-1944, where she went to 'learn something of women's problems' as she described her time there in a biography of her father entitled . She later worked as superintendent of the Australian Presbyterian Mission Hospital in Pusan Korea from 1952-1975, where her sister Catherine was matron, and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1962 in recognition of her devoted services to medicine.

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Helen Pearl MacKenzie, a child of Presbyterian missionaries, completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1938. She was at the Queen Victoria Hospital 1940-1944, where she went 'realising the need for a woman doctor to learn something of women's problems'. She later worked as Superintendent of the Australian Presbyterian Mission Hospital in Pusan Korea from 1952-1975, where her sister, Catherine Mackenzie, was matron. Both sisters were appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1962 in recognition of their devoted services to medicine and nursing. In 1944 both sisters began learning Chinese and Helen got permission from wartime authorities to leave the Queen Victoria Hospital to gain experience in a general practice. They arrived in China in early 1946, working under the aegis of the Red Cross, also working in a language school and continuing their medical work up to June 1950, seven months after the Communists took control. They returned to Korea in 1952, where Helen established the Il Sin Women's Hospital, training doctors in obstetrics and nurses in midwifery. This hospital now delivers over 10,000 babies a year. In October 2002, she was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Person) Mackenzie, Catherine Margaret (1915 - )

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Mackenzie, Helen Pearl
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Mackenzie, man of mission: a biography of James Noble Mackenzie
    Mackenzie, Helen Pearl
    [Melbourne, Victoria]
    Published: Hyland House
  3. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mackenzie, Helen Pearl
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Ministered to body and soul - Helen Pearl Mackenzie MBE
    Lane, L. and Martin, B.
    Published: 2009
    Series: The Age
  3. 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
  4. Mackenzie, Man of Mission: a Biography of James Noble Mackenzie
    Mackenzie, Helen
    Published: Hyland House, South Melbourne, 1995

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    Mackenzie, Helen, 1913-
    [ Book : 2006 ]
    Languages: Korean
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  2. Mackenzie, man of mission : a biography of James Noble Mackenzie / Helen Mackenzie
    Mackenzie, Helen, 1913-
    [ Book : 1995-2006 ]
    Languages: Korean;English, [1 other]
    At 18 libraries
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  1. Mackenzie, Catherine Margaret, (MBE) (1915-)
    Nurse; Missionary
    ... Mackenzie, Helen Pearl (1913 - 2009) ... Mackenzie, Catherine Margaret (19151101-) ... sister, Helen Mackenzie, began learning Chinese before leaving for China, where they arrived in early ... Catherine Margaret MacKenzie, a child of Presbyterian missionaries, commenced training at the ...
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  2. Mackenzie, Winifred (-1972)
    Physician
    ... Mackenzie, Winifred (-19721231) ... Winifred Mackenzie specialised in orthopaedics and anaesthetics. She took leave of absence from the ...
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  1. RE will of HELEN MACKENZIE BETTINGTON, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 28 September 1945 [Issue No.100] p 1735

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will of HELEN MACKENZIE BETTINGTON. late o£ Merriwa, in tlie State of New South Wales, widow ... Brindlcv Bettington, executors of the will of the said Heleai Mackenzie Bettington, deceased, who died on ... 176 words
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  2. PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1913.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 8 October 1948 [Issue No.119] p 2682

    Government Gazette Notices Illustrated

    ... [3482] PASTURES PROTECTION ACT, 1934-1913. The following Sheep Brands and Earmarks have been ... District. 3881 Argent William Charles, Avalon, Bellata 3886 Austin Kenneth. Mackenzie, Therribri, Boggabri ... 6771 words
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  3. An Act to confer powers to sell and grant Building Leases upon the Trustees of the Marriage Settlement of William Henry Mackenzie and Helen his wife. [Assented to, 9th May, 1861.]
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 17 May 1861 [Issue No.132 (VICTORIAE REGINAE)] p 1133

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    ... in writing of the said William Henry Mackenzie and Helen his wife or of the survivor of them after ... upon the Trustees of the Marriage Settlement of William Henry Mackenzie and Ilclcn liis wife. [Assented ... 1423 words
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  1. General Talk THE APOLOGIA OF COMPTON MACKENZIE
    Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954) Thursday 15 April 1937 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... . Anson, who became a Catholic in 1913, writes of Compton Mackenzie's recent novel: "Having read the book ... General Talk THE APOLOGIA OF COMPTON MACKENZIE N a letter to the "Catholic Herald," Mr. Peter F ... 480 words
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  2. FARQUAHAR—MACKENZIE
    North-Eastern Advertiser (Scottsdale, Tas. : 1909 - 1954) Friday 5 January 1940 p 3 Article
    ... ) Mackenzie, fourth daughter of Mr. ^nd Mrs, Mackenzie, or 'Ort^wGHflh.' Wlunaleflh. and Hon ald Robert ... by the bride's grandmother, Mrs. M. Tucxer 'Talina,' St. Helens, and had been worn previously by the ... 405 words
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  3. MACKENZIE--GIBLIN.
    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Saturday 29 July 1911 p 47 Article
    ... MACKENZIE— IBLIN ' An evening wedding took place at Aii Saints' Church, ,PWooliqhra, Sydney, on ... Wednesday, 12tlie July, when the marridge of . Mr, . James Mackenzie, of Victoria, witli ' Miss . Given ... 278 words
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  1. Helen Pearl Mackenzie [Obituary]
    Head, Alison
    Proceedings of the Uniting Church Historical Society Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
    [ Article : 2009 ]
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  2. 'Among birds and beasts': environmental reform, racial preservation and Australian progressives at the Zoological Gardens. [Paper in: Backburning. Addison-Smith, Helen; Nguyen, An and Tallis, Denise (eds).]
    Lloyd, Natalie
    Journal of Australian Studies
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  3. 'A Sexual Revolution': A Computer Journey by a Family Planning Association: The Next Step
    Mackenzie, Helen
    HIC 2005 and HINZ 2005: Proceedings
    [ Article : 2005 ]
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  4. Learning disability : a life cycle approach to valuing people / edited by Gordon Grant ... [et al.]
    Grant, Gordon, 1946-
    [ Book, Article : 2005 ]
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  1. [Bondi subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1825-1941 ]
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  2. Islands of the Caroline Group, North Pacific Ocean / Hydrographic Office, U.S. Navy
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    [ Map : 1937 ]
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  1. Helen Adair / by Louis Becke
    Becke, Louis, 1855-1913
    [ Book : 1903-1924 ]
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  2. Storms and sunshine of a soldier's life : Lt. -General Colin MacKenzie, C.B., 1826-1881
    Mackenzie, Helen (Douglas)
    [ Book : 1884 ]
    At Launceston Mechanics
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  3. Storms and sunshine of a soldier's life : Lt. -General Colin MacKenzie, C.B., 1825-1881 / [written by his second wife Helen Mackenzie]
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    [ Book : 1884 ]
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  4. Storms and sunshine of a soldier's life : Lt. -General Colin MacKenzie, C.B., 1826-1881
    Mackenzie, Helen (Douglas)
    [ Book : 1884 ]
    At Macquarie University
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  1. Helen Crisp interviewed by Ian Hamilton
    Crisp, Helen
    [ Sound : 1982 ]
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  2. Trans partner : gender & relationship, with Helen Boyd & Betty Crow / hosted by Nancy Nangeroni & Gordene O. MacKenzie
    Nangeroni, Nancy
    [ Video : 2008 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  3. Great Lovers, Helen Garner, Outward Bound and Julia Baird talks to Tim Costello
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
    At ABC Radio National
    Great Lovers, Helen Garner, Outward Bound and Julia Baird talks to Tim Costello
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  4. The madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie / Jennifer Ashley
    Ashley, Jennifer
    [ Book, Audio book : 2009-2018 ]
    Languages: English;German;Croatian;Greek, Modern (1453- ), [3 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    At 23 libraries
    The madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie / Jennifer Ashley
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  1. TOOTH, Douglas Mackenzie
    TOOTH, Douglas Mackenzie
    Created by markauturnbull, 16 items.

    Married firstly Mary KATER, parents of Owen Mackezie Douglas TOOTH, secondly Mrs J F CHAMBERS,

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  2. TOOTH, Owen Mackenzie Douglas
    TOOTH, Owen Mackenzie Douglas
    Created by KEVING., 44 items.

    Tooth, Owen Mackenzie Douglas, was born in 1932 at his father's property Belarra in Pokataroo ( near Collarenebri) - he died in 1969 in Marocco and was buried in the cimetiere de Rabat. Died suddenl...

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  3. FOLLETT, B & E aka BEATRICE & EVELYN aka BEE & PINKIE.
    FOLLETT, B & E aka BEATRICE & EVELYN aka BEE & PINKIE.
    Created by KEVING., 76 items.

    Miss Beatrice Hilda Follett (1897 - 1978 ) and her younger sister Miss Evelyn Mary Follett (1902 - 1977) were the two younger children of Mr. & Mrs. William Follett, of Hurlstone Park. There was anoth...

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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Dr Helen Mackenzie, former medical missionary, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. BOEMAR Personnel - Dr Helen Mackenzie, 1972-1977
    [ Unpublished : 1972-1977 ]
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  3. Catherine Helen Spence
    Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910
    [ Unpublished : 1866-1910 ]
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