• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3965

Buckley, Hannah

(1917 – 1981)
  • Born 1 January, 1917
  • Died 31 December, 1981
  • Occupation Social worker


Hannah Buckley was South Australia’s first Catholic social worker. She ran the Catholic Social Service Bureau in Adelaide.


After working at the ACSSB, Buckley made a significant contribution to policy development in the area of medical social work. She joined the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1948, and later the South Australian Tuberculosis Association. In 1959, Buckley moved to the Queen Victoria Hospital and fought to transform the attitudes of doctors there toward social work and social workers. She held an executive position in the South Australian branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers.


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