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Dr Daphne Elliott 

Dr Daphne Elliott (class of 1943) passed away on Friday 6 September 2016 at the age of 90. She was an extraordinary woman who made the world a better place and life a worthier thing.

Daphne graduated MSc in 1948 and was awarded a Science Scholarship to Cambridge where she obtained a Ph.D. in plant biochemistry. Women’s Weekly said ‘Miss Davison represents the new, more feminine type of woman scientist’.

In 2002 she received an Order of Australia (AM) for service to the promotion of women’s education, particularly in the field of Science, and as an advocate for improving the status and human rights of women. 

She worked as an Honorary Research Fellow School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University.

In her retirement, Daphne published a book of letters depicting her father’s experiences in the WWI, called Arthur James Russell Davison: From Private to Captain in the 17th Battalion 1915-1919. Published in 2014 with support from the Association of 17th Infantry Battalions, Flinders University’s School of International Studies and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Our prayers are with Daphne’s family.



Spotlight On

Kaitlin Takes on the World 

2015 Graduate Kaitlin Nobbs scores another outstanding hockey achievement.

Kaitlin was selected earlier in the year to the 2016 Rio Olympic Squad. Now she is set to take on the world, as she is one of the 18 players that has been selected for the Junior World Cup Hockey team. 

Read the full article on our Ex-students microsite. 

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