• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0105

Guy, Margaret Frances

(1910 – 1988)
  • Born 10 October, 1910, Tasmania Australia
  • Died 25 August, 1988
  • Occupation Nurse, Nurse educator, Nursing administrator


Margaret Guy qualified as a nurse in 1937, and served with the Army Nursing Service during World War II. The recipient of a number of grants (Rotary, Fulbright, and the first Churchill Fellowship awarded to a woman) she undertook studies in the UK and USA in nurse education and administration. She was one of four founders of the New South Wales College of Nursing in 1949. At the time of her appointment to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, in 1948, she was the youngest matron in Australia. Margaret Guy is remembered as a skilful administrator and passionate educator. She was appointed OBE – Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) – 10 June 1961, for her work as matron of the Canberra Community Hospital.

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Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Margaret Guy, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) (1902 - 1948)