Dorothy Mabel Vernon SMITH

Born: 13/02/1909

Died: 26/11/1994

Special Achievements:

1950 - The first woman in Australia to graduate as a radio operator from Amalgamated Wireless of Australasia Ltd's training school in Melbourne and in 1951 was appointed marine Radio officer on the 'Karuah', which traded between Sydney and Hobart.


  • Image - Dorothy Mabel Vernon Smith

    Photo provided by her sister, KWV Smith. from NPWHF Dorothy Mabel Vernon SMITH file

  • References

    Woman “Sparks” Plays Big Role in Ship Drama.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown (possibly early 1950):p. unknown.

  • References

    Luks, Betty.  (1999/2000).  Dorothy Mabel Vernon Smith.  Heritage, 16.