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Blackwood, Margaret (1909 - 1986)

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Botanist and Geneticist
Born: 26 April 1909.  Died: 1986.
(Dame) Margaret Blackwood was Lecturer in Botany after World War II and was Dean of Women at the Mildura Branch of the University of Melbourne. She was at Cambridge 1948-50 before returning to Melbourne where she was a Senior Lecturer until her retirement in 1975.

Career Highlights

1939 - 1941Caroline Kay Research Scholar in Plant Cytology and Genetics
1941 - 1946Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF), rising to Wing Officer
1946 - 1948Lecturer in Botany and Dean of Women at the Mildura Branch of the University of Melbourne
1948 - 1950Newnham College at Cambridge
1951 - 1975Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1957 - 1958Australian and New Zealand Chairman of Soroptimist International Association
1964Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1975 - 1983Member of the University Council
1981Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
1981 - 1983Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 9 October 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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