Honorary awards

Dr Margaret Mulvey

The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred upon Dr Margaret Mulvey by the Chancellor Sir Hermann Black at a special conferring of degrees ceremony held at 6.00pm on Thursday 2 May 1985 which celebrated the centenary of the first graduations by women at the University of Sydney.

Dr Mulvey specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology, and from 1973 to her retirement in 1981 was a member of the Board of Studies of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She also did much for the Women's College as a member, then Chairman of its Council for a total of 33 years.

The other four women awarded honorary degrees at the ceremony were Miss Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Archdale, Ms Edna Ryan, Dr Grace Warren and Justice Elizabeth Evatt.

The five women who received honorary degrees.

The five women who received honorary degrees: from left to right, Dr Margaret Mulvey, Ms Edna Ryan, Miss Betty Archdale, Dr Grace Warren and Justice Elizabeth Evatt, photo, 'The University of Sydney News' 21 May 1985, University Archives.