• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4331

Boelke, Grace Fairley

(1870 – 1948)
  • Born 1 January, 1870, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 31 December, 1948, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Doctor, Surgeon


Grace Boelke was one of the first women medical graduates of the University of Sydney. Founder of the Professional Women’s Association, she was a strong advocate of improved conditions for women.

During her lifetime, Boelke held positions in a variety of community organisations, including:

  • Vice-President, Town Planning Organisation of New South Wales
  • Convenor, Standing Committee on Health, National Council of Women of New South Wales
  • Vice-President, Australian League of Nations (New South Wales branch)

Published resources

  • Resource
  • Book
    • Pioneer Women Graduates of the University of Sydney 1881-1921, Bygott, Ursula and Cable, Kenneth John, 1985

Archival resources

  • University of Sydney, Archives
    • Personal archives of BOELKE nee ROBINSON Grace Fairley [1870-1948] & BOELKE Paul Wilhelm Randolph [1863-1923]

Related entries

  • Member
    • National Council of Women of New South Wales (1896 - )