Medical Women's Society of New South Wales. (1921-)

Function
Membership organisation; Professional association
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-769089

Biographies

The Medical Women's Society of NSW was founded in 1921 to advance the interests of medically qualified women in professional practice. It was active in establishing the Australian Federation of Medical Women and continues to work for medical women in New South Wales.

After its foundation, the Society's first action was the establishment of a hospital staffed entirely by medical women. The New Hospital for Women and Children was opened on 2 January, 1922, at 11 Lansdowne Street Surry Hills. In 1925 it was moved to George Street, Redfern, and became known as the Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children.

It also became involved in forming the Australian Federation of Medical Women and became affiliated with the Medical Women's International Association, formed in the USA. in 1919. Currently, it also has representatives on the National Council of Women of New South Wales and on the New South Wales Medical Defence Union.

Historically, the Society was involved in achieving significant outcomes for medical women, including, obtaining equal rights on hospital residencies and pay. It has also financially supported medical students and makes recommendations to State Government inquiries on health related matters.

As of 2004, the Society was involved in the following activities: Mentorship program for young medical women. Joint seminars with the Women's Lawyer's Association and the Women's Dentist's Association. Bi-annual weekend seminars for members and their families. Awarding an annual prize for the top female medical graduate at each university. Coordinating two general meetings each year with guest speaker(s). Responding to enquiries from overseas medical women graduates.

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Related people and organisations

Resources for Medical Women's Society of New South Wales.

Selected resources (2)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Medical Women's Society of New South Wales
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Medical Women's Society of New South Wales records, 1970-2003
    [0.34 m, 2 boxes : 1970 - 2003]
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    Medical Women's Society of New South Wales records, 1970-2003. The collection comprises reports, membership records, correspondence, conference papers, brochures, newsletters, printed material and a colour photograph. BOX 1 Manila folder: 'MWS Treasurer's correspondence', being correspondence, 1995-2000; financial statements, 1993-1998, 2000; photocopy of Certificate of Incorporation of Association, 1994; MWS NSW Committee meeting minutes, 1994-1998 [incomplete] Manila folder: 'MSW Treasurer's correspondence: unfinancial', being correspondence, 1995; subscription forms, 1995; statements of receipts and payments, 1995-1998 Manila folder: 'MSW', being correspondence, 1998-1999; MWS NSW Committee meeting minutes, 1998-2001 [incomplete]; financial statements, 1996-1999 Manila folder: 'MSW of NSW', being miscellaneous flyers, updates, newsletters etc., 1995-2003 Membership records including mailing lists, application forms, alphabetical index book with membership details of past and present members, ca. 1998 Conference papers, conference programs, flyers and related ephemera, 1970-1996 Envelope containing colour photograph, n.d. and paper: 'Acknowledging the unspeakable: past sexual victimization as an issue in the healthcare of women', Dr Margaret Moody, Yarrow Place, Rape and Sexual Assault Service, Adelaide, Australia, May 1995. Victorian Medical Women's Society papers, being directory of members, 1995; newsletters and flyers, 1995-1996; 'Book of memories', n.d.; conference papers and program, 1996 'MSW NSW Newsletter' 1997-2001 [incomplete] Papers concerning the 'Constitution of the Medical Women's Society of New South Wales', 1987, including proposed changes, 1997 Printed material: '70 years: Medical Women's Society of New South Wales', 1991 Typescript notes: 'Chapter 2: formation of the Rachel Forster Hospital', n.d. BOX 2 Folder of correspondence, 1991-1992; minutes of meetings, 1990-1991; President's annual report, 1991, flyers, newsletters, etc., ca. 1991-1992 Folder of correspondence, list of incoming correspondence, notices, flyers, newsletters etc., 1990-1991 Manila folder: 'Bid for 1989 MWIA Congress', being notes, correspondence, proposal to the organising committee, ca. 1984 Manila folder of miscellaneous papers including flyers, leaflets, information brochures, notes, ca. 1991 Report: 'Vocational registration of general practitioners, August 1989 / Senate Select Committee on Health Legislation and Health Insurance', Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1989. Correspondence and copy of MSW NSW's Submission to the Senate Select Committee, Community Services and Health Legislation Amendment Bill, 1989 Printed material including Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 1966, 1968; Meetings: the conference newsmagazine, 1984
    MLMSS 9160

No user comments for this organisation

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users

Possibly related

Digitised newspapers and more

Searching...

Minimise

Diaries, letters, archives

Searching...

Minimise

Archived websites (1996 – now)

view all results

  1. Snapshots of websites, web pages and online publications about Australia and Australians collected since 1996.

    Search archived websites
    Search

Pictures, photos, objects

Searching...

Minimise

Books

Searching...

Minimise

Music, sound and video

Searching...

Minimise

People and organisations

Searching...

Minimise

Journals, articles and data sets

Searching...

Minimise

Maps

Searching...

Minimise

Lists

Searching...

Minimise

Government Gazettes

Searching...

Minimise
  1. Franklin, Stella Maria Sarah Miles (-1954)
    Writer; Author; Maker; ; Textile Artist / Fashion Designer; (ANZSIC code: 9002; 9002; Playwright; Adjudicator
    ... Brent of Bin Bin, 1879-1954 ... The United Associations of Women (1929 - ) ... South Wales, eldest child of native-born parents John Maurice Franklin, of Brindabella station, and his... ... United States of America in 1906. She spent nine years working in Chicago for the National Women's Trade ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,514.773)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,514.773)

  2. Country Women's Association of New South Wales (1922-)
    ... Country Women's Association of New South Wales, Canberra Branch (1946 - ) ... Country Women's Association of Australia (1945 - ) ... The Country Women's Association of New South Wales, the first such group in Australia, was founded ... twentieth century. The Country Women's Association of New South Wales, was formed at the Bushwomen's ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,800.221)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,800.221)

  3. Country Women's Association of Victoria (1928-)
    ... Country Women's Association of New South Wales, Canberra Branch (1946 - ) ... Country Women's Association of New South Wales (1922 - ) ... The Country Women's Association of Victoria was founded in 1928. It is a non-sectarian, non-party ... and the decision of the seven Victorian Women's Institutes (the first of which had been formed in 1926 ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,631.476)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,631.476)

Pictures, photos, objects

No results

Minimise
  1. REGISTER OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS FOR 1921.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 21 January 1921 [Issue No.9] p 265

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... [4:949] The New South Wales Medical Board, Sydney, 8fch December, 1920. REGISTER OF MEDICAL ... Parliament of New South Wales, No. 29, 1912, and No. 33, 1915. THE NEW SOUTH WALES MEDICAL BOARD. President ... 41980 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,204.737)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4,204.737)

  2. NEW SOUTH WALES MEDICAL BOARD
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 13 September 1963 [Issue No.86] p 2689

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... and amendments were made to the Register of Medical Practitioners for New South Wales, in accordance ... NEW SOUTH WALES MEDICAL BOARD AT its meeting held on 4th September, 1963, the following additions ... 435 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,013.649)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,013.649)

  3. NEW SOUTH WALES MEDICAL BOARD
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 27 September 1974 [Issue No.119] p 3828

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... following additions and amendments to the Register of Medical Practitioners for New South Wales in ... —Head of School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of New South Wales, Royal Hospital for Women ... 1348 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,009.382)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,009.382)

  1. Medical Women's Society of New South Wales records, 1970-2003
    Medical Women's Society of New South Wales
    [ Unpublished : 1970-2003 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 724.565)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 724.565)

  2. Benevolent Society of New South Wales - Records, 1813-1995
    Benevolent Society of New South Wales
    [ Unpublished : 1813-1995 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 365.074)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 365.074)

  3. Benevolent Society of New South Wales collection, 1813-1996
    Benevolent Society of New South Wales
    [ Unpublished : 1813-1996 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 346.005)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 346.005)

  1. Thyroid cancer incidence in New South Wales
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2007 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Thyroid cancer incidence in New South Wales
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 273.416)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 273.416)

  2. Medical turf wars
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    Medical turf wars
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 247.513)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 247.513)

  3. A walking tour of the Royal Society
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    A walking tour of the Royal Society
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 185.578)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 185.578)

  4. How medical science has changed in the last 50 years
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2006 ]
    View online
    At ABC Radio National
    How medical science has changed in the last 50 years
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 158.776)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 158.776)

  1. War Memorials in NSW
    War Memorials in NSW
    Created by Register-of-War-Memorials-NSW, 560 items.

    Articles relating to War Memorials in New South Wales that appear on the Register of War Memorials in New South Wales website - www.warmemorialsreg...

    Keywords: NSW War Memorial, Register of War Memorials in NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 211.876)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 211.876)

  2. South Head Cemetery 2
    South Head Cemetery 2
    Created by Drewy, 1,000 items.

    An overflow of list South Head Cemetery

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204.268)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 204.268)

  3. Fountain Family NSW
    Fountain Family NSW
    Created by GraemeFountain, 305 items.

    This list collects references to Fountain family name in New South Wales

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 201.277)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 201.277)

  1. A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world : performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 / written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included Captain Furneaux' ...
    Cook, James, 1728-1779
    A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world : performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775
    [ Book, Map, Poster, chart, other : 1770-1970 ]
    View online
    At 52 libraries
    A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world : performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 / written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships. In two volumes
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77.093)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77.093)

  2. Handbook of instructions for the guidance of the officers of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition to the unknown portions of Australia / issued by the Council of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch
    Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch. Council
    Handbook of instructions for the guidance of the officers of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition to the unknown portions of Australia
    [ Book, Map : 1891 ]
    View online
    At 12 libraries
    Handbook of instructions for the guidance of the officers of the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition to the unknown portions of Australia / issued by the Council of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  3. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress / edited by J.S. Battye
    Battye, J. S. (James Sykes), 1871-1954
    The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress
    [ Map, Book : 1912-1913 ]
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, descriptive and biographical facts figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress / edited by J.S. Battye
    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

    This resource may only be vaguely related to your query: matching terms may only have been found in the full text contents of the resource (score: 0)

  1. The Expert medical witness / edited by Rosalind Winfield
    Winfield, Rosalind
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 62 libraries
    The Expert medical witness / edited by Rosalind Winfield
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 737.137)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 737.137)

  2. An account of the English colony in New South Wales : with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c of the native inhabitants of that country to which are added, some particulars of New Zealand, compiled, by permission, from the Mss. from Li ...
    Collins, David, 1756-1810
    [ Book, Microform, Art work : 1798-2019 ]
    Languages: English;Kuringgai (S62);Dharug / Darug (S64);German, [5 others]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 112 libraries
    An account of the English colony in New South Wales : with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c of the native inhabitants of that country to which are added, some particulars of New Zealand, compiled, by permission, from the Mss. from Lieutenant-Governor King / by David Collins
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 698.314)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 698.314)

  3. New South Wales, the mother state of Australia : a guide for immigrants and settlers
    New South Wales. Intelligence Department
    [ Book, Government publication : 1906 ]
    View online
    At 19 libraries
    New South Wales, the mother state of Australia : a guide for immigrants and settlers
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 612.234)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 612.234)

  4. The National Council of Women of New South Wales
    National Council of Women of New South Wales
    [ Book : 1896 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    The National Council of Women of New South Wales
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 514.279)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 514.279)

  1. NEW SOUTH WALES
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 July 1934 p 9 Article
    ... NEW SOUTH WALES SYDNEY company has equipped and sent out an expedition to search for gold in ... Alexander Jarvie Hood, ! physician and surgeon, has left a New South Wales estate valued at £186 ... 1460 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,875.518)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,875.518)

  2. MEDICAL WOMEN.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Friday 20 May 1892 p 4 Article
    ... University (Dublin), and 'in ! January, 1892, was registered in New South Wales. All those who are interested ... medical women are in growing request. Degrees arc now conferred on them by the principal universities of ... 415 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,991.475)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,991.475)

  3. MEDICAL WOMEN.
    Illustrated Sydney News (NSW : 1881 - 1894) Saturday 23 April 1892 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... , at the Royal University (Dublin), and in January, 1892, was registered in New South Wales. All those ... services of competent medical women are in growing request. Degrees are now conferred on them by the ... 425 words
    • Text last corrected on 7 December 2012 by claire
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,981.602)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,981.602)

  1. M.W.S. of N.S.W. newsletter
    Medical Women's Society of N.S.W
    [ Periodical : 1900-2000 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 816.348)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 816.348)

  2. Royal Australian Historical Society. (1 January 1931)
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    Journal and proceedings
    [ Article, Archived website, Periodical : 1919-2019 ]
    View online
    At 4 libraries
    Royal Australian Historical Society. (1 January 1931)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 475.942)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 475.942)

  3. NEW SOUTH WALES. (1 May 1942)
    United Aborigines Mission;
    The United Aborigines messenger.
    [ Article : 1930-1953 ]
    View online
    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    NEW SOUTH WALES. (1 May 1942)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 420.795)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 420.795)

  4. Royal Society of New South Wales
    Peter J Tyler
    [ Article ]
    View online
    At Dictionary of Sydney
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 369.755)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 369.755)

Archived websites (1996 – now)

No results

Minimise