Electrical Engineering Diploma, awarded to Miss Florence Violet Wallace (married name Mrs F V McKenzie)

Made by Sydney Technical College in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1923.

Diploma, Electrical Engineering, awarded to Miss Florence Violet Wallace (married name Mrs F V McKenzie) on 31-12-1923, she was probably the first female to enter this field and the first to be awarded such a diploma in Australia, Australia, 1923 (OF).

The diploma is signed by Lecturer in Charge Richard Simpson, Registrar A E Hibble, and Superintendent of Technical Education James Nangle.

Summary

Object No.

K50

Physical Description

Diploma, Electrical Engineering, awarded to Miss Florence Violet Wallace (married name Mrs F V McKenzie) on 31-12-1923, she was probably the first female to enter this field and the first to be awarded such a diploma in Australia, Australia, 1923 (OF).

The diploma is signed by Lecturer in Charge Richard Simpson, Registrar A E Hibble, and Superintendent of Technical Education James Nangle.

Dimensions

Height

500 mm

Width

630 mm

Production

Notes

The diploma is one of many made for Sydney Technical College to issue to its graduating students.

Made

Sydney Technical College 1923

History

Notes

The diploma was kept by the recipient and donated to the museum in 1976.

Florence Violet McKenzie was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1950 for 'voluntary services to the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps'.

Reference: The Argus, 8 June 1950.


'McKenzie, Violet'
by Catherine Freyne, 2010
The Dictionary of Sydney
https://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/mckenzie_violet
accessed 9 October 2018

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Florence Violet McKenzie, 1976

Acquisition Date

1 May 1976

Cite this Object

Harvard

Electrical Engineering Diploma, awarded to Miss Florence Violet Wallace (married name Mrs F V McKenzie) 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 November 2018, <https://ma.as/262414>

Wikipedia

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