- 1951-1987 (Creation)
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75 boxes, 2 parcels.
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Lady Phyllis Cilento was born in Sydney on 13 March 1894. She was educated in Adelaide, graduating with a MB, BS from the University of Adelaide. She undertook postgraduate work at hospitals and clinics in Malaysia, New Guinea, London, Paris and New York. Cilento was a medical columnist, broadcaster, journalist and author of several books. Her interests lay in nutition, vitamin therapy, family planning and antenatal and child care. She founded the Queensland Mothercraft Assocation in 1930, and the Queensland branch of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was president of the Queensland Medical Women's Association (1938-1947). Lady Phyllis was married to the doctor and medical administrator, Sir Raphael Cilento.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1951-1987
Collection alternatively titled as: Lady Phyllis Dorothy Cilento Collection.
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Correspondence, diaries (1969-1975); typescript drafts of Courier-Mail "Medical Mother" column (1951-1979); Australian Home Journal (1965-1973); articles for the Newcastle Sun (1974-1979); drafts of broadcasts for 4BK "Medical Mother" programme; drafts of books; miscellaneous writings; lecture notes; speeches; newspaper cuttings, subject files; journals; books and pamphlets; scrapbook on Mothercraft Association of Queensland; photographs.
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The Australian women's register, AWH001792
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- Cilento, Phyllis, Lady, 1894- (Subject)
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Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.