Freida Ruth HEIGHWAY

Also known as: née Heighway, Dr Ruth Heighway, Freda Abbie

Born: 2 June 1907

Died: 30 December 1963

Special Achievements:

First Australian woman member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, she was admitted by examination in 1934, later becoming the first woman to graduate with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Sydney in 1939.