• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0854

Ladkin, Marjorie Lina

(1915 – 2009)
  • Born 1 January, 1915, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 23 February, 2009
  • Occupation Nurse, Union organiser


Marjorie Ladkin, née Soady, was born in Sydney, New South Wales. In 1933 she began training at the Sydney Hospital, and upon graduation worked for a nursing agency. She was the first full-time secretary of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation (South Australia Branch) serving in this position from 1965-1975. The successful development of the Branch is largely due to her dedication and drive and, innovations advocated by Ladkin have resulted in a better ratio of staff/patient care. On 13 June 1983 Marjorie Ladkin was awarded an Order of the Order of Australia for service to nursing.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Marjorie Ladkin [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin