Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

By Repository

Interview with Marjorie Caseley Smith [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Item Title
Interview with Marjorie Caseley Smith [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
SRG 438/29/16
Date Range
c. 1986
Creator
Casley-Smith, Marjorie (1901 - 1990)
Description

Adelaide Lyceum Club Oral History

Dr Marjorie Casley Smith was born in 1901. She grew up in Malvern with two brothers and a nurse Clara. Interested in healing from the age of five when a Dr Harold gave her a handbook on first aid. She was educated at the Methodist Ladies' College. After graduation she spent two years at home learning music and the domestic arts, then studied medicine. Graduated in 1927 and went to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as House Surgeon under Dr Sleeman. She did obstetrics at the Queen Victoria Hospital. In 1928 her father died and she spent two years caring for her mother. In 1930 she married Roy Frisby Smith a lawyer and they moved to Mylor for a year. Returned to live at her family home in Malvern with her mother and Clare. Husband died in 1938 so she returned to work at the School Medical Health Service. She became SA Vice President of the National Council of Women, in 1940 the convenor of Health for SA and then the Australian Convenor of Health. Dr Casley Smith started the Marriage Guidance Council, was active in the Asthma Association, and the Mental Health Association. She was involved with music, was a member of the Lyceum Club from 1920, and her son John was a Rhodes scholar in 1958.

Quantity
1 cassette
Finding Aid

Biographical outline (2 pages)

Repository reference links are external links to the relevant catalogue record in the holding repository. If you experience a broken link it will be because the repository has not understood the value of maintaining persistent links and/or the judicious use of redirects. Try locating the repository's catalogue search and search on the records' creator's name and/or the repository reference number for the records.

Related entries

Women

Related Archival resources

isPartOf

  • Adelaide Lyceum Club, 1922 - 2000, SRG 438; Lyceum Club (Adelaide) Incorporated (1922 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

http://www.womenaustralia.info/archives/AWH001410.htm

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124