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Papers of Camilla Wedgwood, 1913-1955 [manuscript]
Bib ID 5718472
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Wedgwood, Camilla H. (Camilla Hildegarde), 1901-1955
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1913-1955] 
0.06 m. (1 packet) + 1 folder. 
Summary

MS Acc11.020 comprises letters by Camilla Wedgwood to her family, primarily her father, sister Helen Pease and niece Dora, with some responses from Helen; a handwritten list of the correspondence of Camilla Wedgwood by Anne W. Oppenheim; a copy of her last will and testament; a news cutting regarding Wedgwood's field trip to Manam; the Wedgwood family magazine titled Deluge, no. XVII (Xmas 1915), featuring letters, writings, drawings and photographs by the Wedgwood family (1 packet).

The Acc11.125 instalment comprises a journal of writings, poetry and plays by members of the Wedgwood family titled Deluge, VII (Easter 1913) (1 folder).

Biography/History

Anthropologist and educator. Camilla Wedgwood studied anthropology at Newnham College, Cambridge between 1920-1924. She undertook fieldwork from 1932-1934, studying the lives of women and children on Manam, and in 1935 studied the revival of native arts and crafts on Nauru. She was appointed Principal of the Women's College within the University of Sydney from 1935-1944. She also served as a lieutenant-colonel in the Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs within the Australian Army Medical Women's Service from 1944-1945, where she developed policies for the educational reconstruction of Papua and New Guinea.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc11.020, MS Acc11.125.

Subjects Wedgwood, Camilla H. - (Camilla Hildegarde), - 1901-1955 - Archives.  |  Wedgwood family - Archives.  |  Anthropologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Women anthropologists - Australia - Archives.  |  Women educators - Australia - Archives.
Time Coverage 1913-1955 
Occupation Anthropologists.  |  Educators.
Other authors/contributors Wedgwood family

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