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Hamilton, Marie Montgomerie (1891 - 1955)

7 April 1891
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 November 1955
Doctor, Hockey Player and Sports Administrator


Marie Hamilton was educated at Presbyterian Ladies' College, where she was dux, and later, coach of the school hockey team. She was treasurer of the New South Wales Women's Hockey Association from 1914 to 1916, and for twenty-one consecutive terms from 1928 to 1948.

Hamilton's fiancé was killed at Lone Pine, Gallipoli. In 1918 she become a student of medicine at the University of Sydney, living at the Women's College, and in 1920 captained the university hockey team. Between 1932-1934 and 1945-1954, Hamilton chaired the All Australia Women's Hockey Association. From 1926 she was assistant medical officer in the Department of Public Health. With Dr Elsie Dalyell she worked on the treatment of venereal disease in women and established a venereal disease clinic at the Rachel Forster Hospital. From 1934 she worked in private practice as a pathologist.

Hamilton's enthusiasm for hockey was ongoing, and she travelled with women's hockey teams overseas. She was made a life member of the State and the All-Australia women's hockey associations.

Sources used to compile this entry: Stell, Marion K., 'Hamilton, Marie Montgomerie (1891 - 1955)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006,

Barbara Lemon

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