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Rivett, Amy Christine (1891 - 1962)

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Born: 28 February 1891  Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 14 July 1962  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Amy Christine Rivett was a disciple of Marie Stopes and advocated birth control. Later she specialised in gynaecology. She and her brother Edward were partners in Brisbane in the 1920s and again in Sydney after World War II. As municipal medical officer in Brisbane she was in charge of the health of licensed prostitutes. Rivett was a foundation member of the Queensland Medical Women's Society.

Career Highlights

1915Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1915 - 1917Superintendent at the Hospital for Sick Children, Brisbane
1917Resident Medical Officer at Brisbane General Hospital
1918Resident Medical Officer at Lady Bowen Hospital
1918Master of Surgery (ChM) completed at the University of Sydney
1919 - c. 1946Private practice in Wickham Terrace
1936Studied in London and Vienna
c. 1946 - ?Private practice with her brother Edward in Sydney


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 10 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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