Dorothy Delbrisge: Doctor, missionary and social commentator

Close-Barry, Kirstie (2015) Dorothy Delbrisge: Doctor, missionary and social commentator. In: Out of the Ordinary: Twelve Australian Methodist Biographies. MediaCom Education Incorporated. ISBN 1921945591, 9781921945595

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Abstract

Dr Dorothy Delbridge worked as a surgeon at the Ba hospital from 1937 until 1955. One chapter in Out of the Ordinary recounts her medical work in Fiji, which she undertook while her husband, Harlan Delbridge worked as a missionary in the Ba area. Their friends and colleagues are also introduced throughout the narrative, including Leilavati Ram-Samuj, Daniel Caleb, and Ami Chandra: leaders from the Indo-Fijian community. Dorothy was not only a prominent medical practitioner in the Pacific, but also contested Australia’s White Australia policy. Her practical and political contributions are well worth marking alongside other Methodist leaders of the twentieth century.

Item Type: Book Section
Field of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210313 Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
Research Collaboration Area: Other
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 03:13
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 03:13
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/486

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