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Lady Cilento: A Pioneer in Child and Maternal Health

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Free – $10

Lady Cilento was a pioneer female medical practitioner. She was the only female medical graduate from the University of Adelaide University in 1919, completed post graduate studies in London and a course in public health at the University of Sydney. She lived and practiced in the Malay States, New Guinea, Townsville, Brisbane and elsewhere. She was a pioneer in the fields of mothercraft and was known as medical mother. She published hundreds of articles in local and national newspapers about the welfare of mothers and children and published eighteen books on family health, nutrition and vitamins including Medical Mother, The Cilento Way, and Vitamin E, the Versatile Vitamin. Learn more about this extraordinary woman in this talk.

Stephen Sheaffe AM is a barrister, a former president of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and was twice the president of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. He has written extensively on family and local history and delivered many history lectures locally and overseas.

This event is free for members of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. For non-members, the ticket price includes entry to the Commissariat Store Museum.

Please note that we are complying with the Queensland Government’s public health and social measures. This means that anyone who is vaccinated is welcome to enter the museum so long as they:

  • Provide a copy of their vaccination certificate, either on their phone or on paper
  • Have a valid medical exemption certificate if unvaccinated
  • Check in with the Check In Qld app

Anyone who is unvaccinated will be asked to leave.


May 11
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free – $10
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The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


Commissariat Store Museum
115 William St
Brisbane, 4000 Australia
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