• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0528

Hartshorn, Alma Elizabeth

(1913 – 2004)
  • Born 22 September, 1913, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Died 24 October, 2004
  • Occupation Lecturer, Servicewoman


Alma Hartshorn was a member of the Australian Student Christian Movement before she joined the Australian Women’s Army Service on 14 December 1942. She attended the first officer’s school and was later posted as Assistant Commandant Northern Command with the rank of Captain. Hartshorn was discharged on 1 March 1945.

Following the war, Hartshorn became a lecturer in Social Work at the University of Queensland. A member of the AWAS Association Qld, she became patron in 1995. For her academic and professional work, Alma Hartshorn was awarded an OAM (Member of the Order of Australia) on 26 January 1983, as well as a Fullbright Scholarship.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Milestone in education for social work : the Carnegie experiment 1954-1958, Hartshorn, Alma E, 1982
  • Report
    • National compensation and rehabilitation, Australian Council of Social Service. Social Aspects of Health Committee, 1973
    • Old people at home : an exploratory study of the aged population in the City of Brisbane, Smith, Hazel M; Hartshorn, Alma E. and Graham, Verna E., 1968
  • Thesis
    • The presentation of old age in selected twentieth century Australian novels, Hartshorn, Alma E, 1993
  • Resource Section
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Alma E. Hartshorn Papers↵Papers, 1930-1984 [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) Association of Queensland (1981 - )
    • Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) (1941 - 1947)