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Rivett, Doris Mary (Mary) (1896 - 1969)

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Born: 4 December 1896  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.  Died: 15 January 1969  Castlecrag, New South Wales, Australia.
Doris Mary (Mary) Rivett was trained as a psychologist and lectured briefly at the University of Sydney. With her sister Elsie she formed the free Children's Library and Crafts Club in 1922. In 1934 they formed the Children's Library and Crafts Movement which after their death became the Creative Leisure Movement.

Career Highlights
Educated Universities of Sydney (BA 1918) and Cambridge (first-class honours in psychology 1921). Lecturer, Bedford College, University of London ca1922, returned to Sydney 1922. University extension lecturer in psychology 1923-27, lectured at the Kindergarten Training College and edited her father's paper the "Federal Independent". She left the university to promote faith healing and was interested in telepathy. Formed the free Children's Library and Crafts Club 1922, and in 1934 the Children's Library and Crafts Movement, of which she was secretary-organiser until 1961.

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Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 2 August 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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