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Lukis, Merolla Frances Fellowes (Mollie) (1911 - )

OBE, BA Hons, DipEd, FLAA

Born
1911
Balingup, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Archivist

Summary

Mollie Lukis graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 1932. She worked as a teacher from 1934 to 1940 in Perth, Victoria and England, then with the Munitions Supply Laboratories during the war years. In 1945 Lukis was appointed State archivist of the Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia. On June 1976 Lukis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) for archival work.

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Events

13 August 1911
Born daughter of Frederick and Jean (nee Campbell) Lukis
1931
Graduated from the University Western Australia with BA Hons
1932
Awarded Diploma of Education from University of Western Australia
1933 - 1940
Held various teaching positions
1940 - 1945
Metrologist at the Defence Research Laborities, Maribyrnong Victoria
1945 - 1971
State archivist and librarian with the JS Battye Library (Western Australia) - first woman state archivist in Australia
1950 - 1971
Member of the Nomenclature Advisory Committee to Minister for Lands
1952
President of the Australian Federation of University Women (Western Australia)
1952 - 1955
Member of the Library Board of Western Australia
1957
Awarded Carnegie Corporation travel grant to study archives and libraries in United States of America and United Kingdom
1959 - 1974
Councillor with the National Trust of Australia (Western Australia)
1963
Fellow of the Library Association Australia (FLAA)
1970
Fellow of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society
1971 - 1974
Honorary secretary of the National Trust of Australia (Western Australia)
1974 - 1977
Member of the Library Board of Western Australia
12 June 1976
Appointed Officer to the Order of the British Empire (Civil)

Sources used to compile this entry: Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp; http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/search/Wlukis/Wlukis/1,18,18,B/frameset&FF=Wlukis&12,12, accessed 2002-11-04.

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Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Papers of Mollie Lukis, ACC 4392A, 5913A, 6135A, 6136A.; Lukis, Merolla Frances Fellowes (Mollie) (1911 - ); JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Anne Heywood

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