Martha Hunter Scott Australia

Biography of Martha Hunter Scott

Martha Hunter Scott, graduation 1903
Martha Hunter Scott, graduation 1903

Martha Hunter Scott graduated MBChB from the University in 1903, making her the first Australian female medical graduate.

Scott was born in the town of Belfast, Victoria, and followed in the footsteps of her father, Thomas, and her two brothers, as a physician.

Scott enrolled as a student at Queen Margaret College Medical School in 1896, shortly after her brother, James, graduated MD in 1893. Scott graduated MB ChB with commendation in 1903, and returned to Victoria, Australia, where she practiced as a physician.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • DC233/2/22/2/42 Queen Margaret College
  • R3/1/1 Vol.2


Martha Hunter Scott
Born 15 April 1870.
Died 28 December 1947.
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1903; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, earliest Australian female medical graduate
Record last updated: 7th Mar 2013

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Australia Australia, Victoria
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