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Blackwood, Dame Margaret
Date of birth: 1909
Date of death: 1986
Biography: Margaret Blackwood graduated B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Melbourne in 1938 and 1939, supported in further research in botany by a Government Scholarship and, from November 1940 by the MacBain Research Scholarship. In 1941 she joined the W.A.A.A.F. in which she served until 1946. After being Dean of Women at the University's Mildura Branch in 1947-1948 she went to Cambridge on an ex-service postgraduate scholarship. She was awarded a Ph.D. for her work in plant genetics. On her return to Melbourne Blackwood taught genetics. At the time of her retirement in 1974 a Reader in Botany and was on retirement appointed as a Senior Associate in Botany. Since 1974 she has been elected to the Council of the University of Melbourne and served for eight years. In 1980 Blackwood was elected Deputy Chancellor, a post she held until retiring in 1983. Margaret Blackwood died in 1986.
Activities/Occupation: Academics - Botany, Deputy Chancellors
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