Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth (1872-1960)

Also known as
Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd, (OBE) (1872-1960)
Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1872-1960)
Field of activity
Medical Practitioner; Physician
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-765096

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Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd Bennett (1872-1960), medical practitioner, was born on 24 June 1872 at Neutral Bay, Sydney, sixth child of W. C. Bennett, and his first wife Agnes Amelia, née Hays. Educated in England...

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Agnes Bennett practised in Wellington, New Zealand from 1905 and was Chief Medical Officer at St Helens Maternity Hospital 1908-36.

Born Sydney, 24 June 1872. Died Wellington, New Zealand, 27 November 1960. OBE 1948. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1894) and College of Medicine for Women, University of Edinburgh (MB, ChM 1899, MD 1911). Teacher and governess; private practice, Sydney 1901-04; junior medical officer, Hospital for the Insane, Callan Park 1904-05; private practice, Wellington, New Zealand from 1905; chief medical officer, St Helen's maternity hospital 1908-36; honorary physician, children's ward, Wellington Hospital from 1910; first female commissioned officer, British Army 1915; in charge of a unit of the Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Serbian front 1916-17; medical officer, Burketown, North Queensland 1938-39; English hospitals 1940-42; lectured to the women's services in New Zealand on venereal disease and birth control from 1942. First president, Wellington branch, International Federation of University Women 1923.

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Agnes Bennett practised in Wellington, New Zealand from 1905 and was Chief Medical Officer at St. Helens Maternity Hospital 1908-1936.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the College of Medicine for Women, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Career position - Private practice in Sydney
  • Career position - Junior Medical Officer at the Hospital for the Insane in Callan Park
  • Career position - Private practice in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Career position - Chief Medical Officer at St Helen's Maternity Hospital
  • Career position - Honorary Physician in the children's ward at Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the College of Medicine for Women, University of Edinburgh
  • Career position - First female commissioned Officer in the British Army
  • Career position - In charge of a unit of the Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Serbian front
  • Career position - First President of the Wellington branch of the International Federation of University Women
  • Career position - Medical Officer in Burketown, North Queensland
  • Career position - English hospitals
  • Career position - Lectured to the women's services in New Zealand on venereal disease and birth control
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Maverick female surgeons battled exclusion in WWI
    Caldwell, Alison
    [2015]
    Published: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Series: IspartOf The World Today
  3. Christison of Lammermoor
    Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie)
    [London]
    Published: Alston Rivers
  4. Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1872 - 1960), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  5. The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six women who changed the course of Australia
    De Vries, Susanna
    [Sydney]
    Published: HarperCollins
  6. Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1872-1960)
    Curthoys, Ann
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  7. Women on the warpath : feminist of the first wave
    Davidson, Dianne
    [Nedlands, WA]
    Published: University of Western Australia Press
  8. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  10. [Biographical cuttings on Dr Agnes Bennett, one of the first woman to win a science degree, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    Series: National Library of Australia
    Bib ID 290643
  11. Dr Agnes Bennett, New South Wales, ca.1929 [picture]
    [1 negative : c. 1929]
    Series: National Library of Australia, Pictures Collection
    PIC/15611/5372 LOC Cold store PIC/15611
  12. Vukovic, Zarko (Dr)
    [1 folder : 1987]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    "Allied Medical Missions in Serbia during the First World War : Australian Women at the Front of Salonica in 1916". In part examines the role of Australian women doctors (Agnes Bennett and Lilian Cooper and Mary Garis) and nurses in the Scottish Medical Missions (Scottish Women's Hospitals) in Serbia during the 1914-1918 war. This was a short paper delivered to the Serbian Academy of Science (Historical Section) c. 1987.
    MSS1159

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Doctor Agnes Bennett
    Manson, Cecil and Manson, Celia
    Published: Michael Joseph, London, 1960
  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. Bennett, Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd (1872-1960), medical practitioner
    Curthoys, Ann
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 265
  5. Finding a space for women: the British Medical Association and women doctors in Australia, 1880 - 1939
    McCarthy, Louella
    Published: 2018
    Series: Medical History, 62, 1, 91-111

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