• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0842

Casley-Smith, Marjorie

(1901 – 1990)
  • Born 1 January, 1901
  • Died 20 February, 1990, South Australia
  • Occupation Medical practitioner


Dr Marjorie Casley-Smith was educated at the Methodist Ladies’ College (now Annesley College in Adelaide). Upon finishing she spent two years at home learning music and the domestic arts before studying medicine. Following graduation, in 1927, she went to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as House Surgeon under Dr Sleeman. She completed obstetrics at Adelaide’s Queen Victoria Hospital. In 1930 she married Roy Frisby Smith, a lawyer. After her husband’s death, in 1938, she returned to work at the School Medical Health Service. Casley-Smith became Vice President of the National Council of Women of South Australia. She became convenor of Health for SA and 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 and was an early member of the Lyceum Club.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Marjorie Caseley Smith [sound recording] Interviewer: Yvonne Abbott

Related entries

  • Vice President
    • National Council of Women of South Australia (1902 - )
  • Membership
    • Lyceum Club Adelaide Incorporated (1922 - )
  • Related Organisations
    • Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Adelaide (1902 - 1977)