The Papers of Nancye Enid Kent Perry (1918- )
Prepared by Gavan McCarthy, 1987, 13 pp., ISSN 0816-3251, ISBN 0958861617.
Nancye Enid Kent Perry was born on 16 December 1918, at Killara, New South Wales. She was educated at the University of Sydney, where she graduated BSc in Zoology and Physiology in 1944. Her post-graduate year, in 1945, was in Agricultural Economic Entomology.
From 1943 to 1944 Perry worked as a laboratory assistant in the
Physics Section of the National Standards Laboratory, Sydney.
Between 1947 and 1950 she worked as an experimental officer, in
the Forests Products Research Laboratory of DSIR, England, in
the Entomology Section.
She was a research officer in the CSIRO Division of Forest Products,
Melbourne, in the Wood Preservation section, from 1950 to 1951.
During this period Perry was closely associated with work of the
Division to prevent entry of the Sirex woodwasp into Victoria, in cooperation with quarantine authorities and the Forestry Commission.
Perry worked as an entomologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
of Medical Research for one year, researching Murray Valley Encephalitis,
before becoming a trout biologist in the Fisheries and Game Branch
of the Victorian Fisheries Department from 1952 to 1955.
In 1955 Perry began work with the Commonwealth Department of Health,
in the Plant Quarantine Section, Canberra. In 1957 she married.
Resignation from the Department upon marriage was compulsory for
women at that time.
- Series 1 Biographical - Personal 1949-1957
- Series 2 School and University Notes 1933-1954
- Series 3 Professional Files including Photographs 1949-1958