Dr Mary De Garis of Victoria (1881–1963) was of the first ‘generation’ of Australian women to graduate from medicine in 1905.
During the First World War, Mary worked as a surgeon in a 200-bed tent hospital in northern Macedonia, near the Balkan Front, under the Serbian Army.
Join Dr Ruth Lee as she reclaims Mary’s experiences from the margins of First World War. Discover Mary’s reasons for joining the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in 1916—an organisation formed to contribute all-women, mobile medical units to the Imperial war effort—and why her courageous service remains unknown in Australia.
By uncovering stories such as Mary’s we develop richer, deeper understandings that are transformative of history and oneself.
Presenter: Dr Ruth Lee
Date: Friday 8 March, midday
Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: $5.00, free for Shrine Friends