HerStory

Emma Constance STONE

Also known as: Constance

Born: 4 December 1856

Died: 29 December 1902

Special Achievements:

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, she was Australia's first woman doctor registering with the Medical Board of Victoria in 1890, after training overseas. She practised one day a week at the free dispensary attached to Dr Singleton's Collingwood mission later being joined by her sister, Dr Clara Stone. First president of the Victorian Medical Women's Society formed in 1895, she was instrumental in the founding of the Queen Victoria's Memorial Hospital for Women and Children, the first of its kind in Australia.


Resources

  • References

    Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 80.
    FORMER QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL
    “The hospital was founded by women for women. It is associated with Dr Constance Stone and the Victorian Medical Women’s Society.”


  • Image - Dr Constance Stone, 1890, first women medical practitioner registered in Victoria

    Description: Dr Constance Stone, 1890, first women medical practitioner registered in Victoria Date: 1 May 1890 Source: Melbourne Punch - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article174576740

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Dr Constance Stone, 1890.png