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Masson, Mary (1862 - 1945)

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Born: 11 July 1862  Edinburgh, Scotland.  Died: 25 September 1945  Armadale, Victoria, Australia.
(Lady) Mary Masson was the wife of Sir David Orme Masson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne from 1886 to 1923. She was active in university affairs and her memory is honoured at the university by the Lady Masson Memorial Lecture, which is given every 2-3 years.

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CBE 1918. Active in university society at the University of Melbourne and in community service. Foundation member of the Victoria League 1908, the New Settlers' League 1921 and the Country Women's Association of Victoria 1928. President of the University branch of the Australian Red Cross Society 1914-19. Regularly attended meetings of the University Chemical Society. Her memory is honoured at the University of Melbourne by the Lady Masson Memorial Lecture.

1918Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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