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Clara Stone

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On her commencement from the University of Melbourne, 1891


Hobart, Tasmania

Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation General practitioner

Grace ‘Clara’ Stone (12 January 1860 – 10 May 1957) was one of many first two girls to graduate with honours in drugs on the University of Melbourne in 1891.[1][2] She was named the primary president of the Victorian Medical Women’s Society, being elected in 1895, when the Society was based. Dr. Stone was additionally considered one of three founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital, the primary hospital in Australia based by girls, for ladies.[3]

Her sister, Constance Stone, was the primary lady to observe drugs in Australia.[1]

Stone was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2007.[4]


  1. ^ Penny Russell, ‘Stone, Grace Clara (1860–1957)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, printed first in hardcopy 1990, accessed on-line 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ Whitworth, Judith A. (1987). “Women In Medicine In Australia”. British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition). 295 (6607): 1211–1211. JSTOR 29528801.
  3. ^ “SOCIAL EVENTS”. The Argus (Melbourne) (24). Victoria, Australia. 8 February 1926. p. 13. Retrieved 9 June 2018 – by way of National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ “Victorian Honour Roll of Women List of Inductees 2001-2011” (PDF).

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