Mackay, Kate (1897-1983)

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Mackay, Kate
Mackay, Kate, (OBE)
Mackay, Kate, (OBE) (1897-1983)
Field of activity
Physician; Medical Practitioner
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-775082

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Kate Mackay (1897-1983), medical practitioner, was born on 29 April 1897 at Bendigo, Victoria, third of seven children of Scottish-born James Hannah Mackay, Presbyterian minister, and his Victorian-born...

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Kate Mackay, educated at the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne, where she graduated MB BS in 1922 and MD in 1924, was acknowledged for her services to medicine with her appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 31 December 1977. After positions as resident medical officer at the Royal Melbourne, the Royal Women's and the Royal Children's Hospitals, she became the first medical officer to the Department of Labour from 1925-1933 and was woman observer with the Australian Industry delegation to the United States of America in 1927. She maintained a long association with the Queen Victoria Hospital taking up the position of assistant physician to the in-patients in 1929 and becoming physician from 1930-1957. In a pioneering role, she founded the Diabetic Clinic at the same hospital and was its physician-in-charge from 1946-1953, having previously been physician-in-charge of the Diabetic Clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital from 1940-1945. From that position she moved to become consultant physician at the Royal Women's Hospital from 1945-1973.

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Kate MacKay was a resident medical officer at the Melbourne Hospital in 1922, the Women's Hospital, Melbourne, in 1923 and the Children's Hospital, Melbourne, in 1924. In 1939 she became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Mackay was later consultant physician at the Women's Hospital Melbourne (later known as the Royal Women's Hospital) and at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne.

  • Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
  • Career position - Acting Physician in charge of the diabetic clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Consultant Physician at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne (later known as the Royal Women's Hospital)
  • Career position - Physician at the Military Annexe of the Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Career position - Consultant Physician at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne

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Australian Women's Register

  • (Organisation) Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne (1875 - )

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Mackay, Kate
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. Medical directory of Australia 1980
    Errol G. Knox
    [Glebe, New South Wales]
    Published: Australasian Medical Publishing Co.
  5. A history of diabetes in Australia
    Martin, F. I. R.
    [Camberwell, Victoria]
    Published: Miranova Publishers
  6. Who's Who in Australia 1980
    Draper, W. J.
    [Melbourne, VIC]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  7. Alice Henry papers
    Series: Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc
    Bibliographies, reports, biographical notes, newspaper and magazine cuttings, and photographs re feminism. These relate to American feminists and feminism in general., The material covers an extensive collection of American feminist publications, magazine and newspaper cuttings, notes, and biographical sketches on prominent American feminists. Publications include material by the National Women's Trade Union League of America, United States Department of Labor, Amalgamated Centre-Chicago and Chicago Women's Clubs., Other papers include the Women's Charter, and material on trade unions and International Congress of Women. Miscellaneous items include world-wide literary, political and historical references to women in society. These include: "A bibliography of the woman movement: a guide to reading": extracts published in 'The Suffragist', 1920, entitled a "Bibliography of feminism". Reading list - "Women in industry" (advance proof). Report on the questionnaire sent out by the International Council of Women regarding the status of women in literature and journalism in Australia, submitted to the Press, Letters and Arts Committee of the National Council of Women, Victorian Branch. Papers, 1895-1942: these include correspondence, published and unpublished articles by Alice Henry and miscellaneous Australian and International feminist papers. Papers, 1898-1940 on the Playgrounds and Recreation Association of Victoria (P.R.A.V.), Playground Association of Queensland, First International Recreation Congress, 1932, recreational organizations and correspondence schools in Australia. These include: Letters signed by Miss E. D. Kelsall; annual report of P.R.A.V. Report on demonstration playground; 15th and 16th annual report of the Playground Association of Queensland, official re-opening of Paddington Playground, 1936. American papers re First international Recreation Congress with Alice Henry as a delegate representing Australia, extracts from papers delivered at the Congress, including abstract of address by E. S. Marks, entitled "Recreation in Australia and sports played"; other papers relate to New York Women's Trade Union League; Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; World Council of Youth and the Tenth Olympiad. Papers re correspondence schools include newspaper cuttings, booklets re lessons, 'Round-up' magazine, 1939; "Education for sparsely populated areas" article by Clarence Lewis, 1935; "Primary education by correspondence" article by K. S. Cunningham, 1931. Report from Hobart Education Office, 1939; copies of correspondence between Alice Henry and Departments of Education in each Australian State and New Zealand; miscellaneous notes on history of correspondence schools. Extract of annual report of the League of Nations re education in New Guinea, 1939; two unpublished papers by A. Henry entitled "Johnnie and Mary, a hundred miles from school" and "Schooling in the back-blocks of Australia",25 photographs of children attending correspondence schools in South Australia, and notes on schools in Adelaide under supervision of Miss Twiss. Includes nine photographs of Australian Inland Mission and magazine cutting on John Flynn. Bibliography of the works of Australian women writers. General papers on feminism include biographical sketches of prominent world-wide feminists, esp. Emmeline Pankhurst, Katharine Bruce Glasier, Eglantyne Jebb, Rosikia Schwimmer. Legal status question, booklets re illegitimate children in Norway and World Friendship Among Children. Extracts from 'The Vote' and 'Pax International', and newspaper cuttings re socialist and trade union issues. A collection of photographs which include wards of the state in South Australia, 1903. Old and invalid men, 1903. Feminists: Elizabeth Maloney, Margaret Bondfield, Susan B. Anthony, Rose Scott, Laura B. Garratt, Annie Lister Watson, Lillian Locke Burns, Mrs R. Macarthur, Ethel Snowden, Dr Kate MacKay, Mrs T. Billington-Greig, J. Forbes-Robertson and Dr John William Yorke Fishbourne.
    MS 019688a-19911, MS 019688 - MS 019911, MS 019916 - MS 020286, 19916-20286 (Box 043, MS 019916 - 20286 (Box 044)MS 019688c- MS 019911, MS 019916 - MS 020286 (Box 045-2 a b c) (Box 046)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Mackay, Kate
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 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
  3. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, John A.
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944

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