• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3775

Hamlin, Catherine

(1924 – 2020)
  • Born 1 January, 1924, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 18 March, 2020
  • Occupation Doctor


Catherine Hamlin boarded at Frensham School near Mittagong before gaining entry to the medical school at the University of Sydney. She worked at Sydney’s Crown Street Women’s Hospital, where she met her husband, Reginald Hamlin, and the two accepted a post to Ethiopia to set up a School of Midwifery. The Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund has since been established to continue the work of Catherine and Reginald.

Published resources

  • Book
    • The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six women who changed the course of Australia, De Vries, Susanna, 2003
  • Resource

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