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13-October-2016
13-October-2016

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A window and altar commemorates the medical practitioner Lillian Cooper.

Lillian came to Brisbane in May 1891 and in June became the first female doctor registered in Queensland. Induced to work for an alcoholic doctor, she finally secured a cancellation of her contract and was boycotted professionally for two years. She was allowed to join the Medical Society of Queensland in 1893, and later became an honorary in the Hospital for Sick Children and the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women. In 1905 she became associated with the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and stayed with it for the rest of her life.

She was awarded Serbian Order of St Sava for her work as a surgeon during World War One, with a Scottish Women`s Hospital unit on the Macedonian campaign where the Serbs and the French, were in conflict with Austrian troops.

Location

Address:455 Main Street, St. Mary`s Anglican Church, Kangaroo Point, 4169
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.474858
Long: 153.035152
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Medicine
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription
Lord I am not worthy that tho shouldst come under my roof but speak the word only and my servant shall be healed
Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

The south window of this chapel was given in memory of Lilian V. Cooper M.D., F.R.A.C.S. 

Died 1947.

Source: MA,ADB
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