||Ruth Hoban was educated at Methodist Ladies College and the University of Melbourne where she graduated B.A., B.Comm, Dip. Ed. In 1932, Hoban taught at Melbourne Girls' College until she resigned in 1937 to embark on studies at the University of London. Hoban returned to Melbourne with a Certificate of Social Sciences and Administration in 1940 and was appointed social worker for the International Refugees' Council and Victorian Housing Commission. In 1942 Hoban resigned and became a lecturer in Social Studies at the University of Melbourne until 1944 when she became Director of the Department. Hoban was promoted as Associate Professor in 1957. She resigned from both positions in 1963 and became Associate Professor of the Institute of Applied Economic and Social research in 1971 to 1973. Hoban then embarked on private research which included research on Sulina Sutherland, which was published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Hoban married the historian, R.M. Crawford in 1958. She died on 12 March 1996.
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