Guest speaker 7 Mar 2017: Louise Joy – Dr. Ida Scudder, Christian Medical College, Vellore

COURTHOUSE_LOGO

KILMORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY, 7 MARCH 2017

(RESCHEDULED)

DR IDA SCUDDER – AN AMAZING WOMAN 

Due to illness, our guest speaker for February 7th, Louise Joy, had to be postponed at the last moment. Fortunately our planned guest speaker for March 7th, Taylor Coombe, was able to stand in at short notice and we thank Taylor kicking off our first meeting of the year. For those who were looking forward to Louise’s talk, we are pleased to advise that it will now be presented at our March 7th meeting.

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Dr. Ida Scudder

Louise will be telling us of her experiences as a child of medical missionary parents in India at Vellore.   She has wonderful memories of Dr Ida Scudder who, in 1900,  founded the medical college to train Indian women as doctors – unbelievably to us, male doctors were not allowed to touch women.   Dr Scudder trained at Cornell University in the USA and then returned to India to impart her knowledge.

Vellore is now rated as the number one training college for doctors in North India.  Louise’s parents joined the staff at the College.   Her mother (Dr Edna Gault) worked in Skin, Venereal Diseases and Psychiatry;  her father Foundation Professor of Pathology and Dean of Men.

So a somewhat different emphasis than our usual speakers but it will be both interesting and entertaining.   Come and join us – everyone is welcome and supper follows the meeting.

A note for your diary – the Wallan Cemetery Tour, which was cancelled because of extremely wet weather late last year, will now be held at 5.30 pm on Saturday 18th March – and interesting twilight experience.  More later.

For any queries, please email  the Society at kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

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Dr. Ida Scudder

History’s Mysteries!

Reproduced from the Society’s newsletter, Kilmore Connections, Issue 70, December 2016.

Can anyone help identify this lady ? The photo is in the collection of the Kilmore Historical Society but we have no information on the sitter, who is wearing an ornately ornamented nineteenth century dress and a cameo on a chain.

The picture was most likely taken in the late nineteenth century, perhaps around 1880.

Perhaps her distinctive face might jog some memories.

If so, please email us at kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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Heritage Excursion: A walk through Wallan Wallan Cemetery, 18 Mar

DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES!

A WALK THROUGH WALLAN WALLAN CEMETERY

The Wallan Cemetery Tour, which was cancelled because of extremely wet weather late last year, will now be held at 5.30 pm on Saturday, 18 March 2017 – and interesting twilight experience.

The first burial in the cemetery took place in 1858 so there are many headstones that date back to the 1860s – and each has a story to tell of families long gone.

Names such as Budd, Sinclair, Laffan, McLeod, Sutherland, McNaughton and many more are synonymous with the history of this once small hamlet on the Sydney Road.

Everyone is welcome;  no charge for members and a $5 charge for non members.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Remember to respect the fact that there are many unmarked graves in the Cemetery as well as those marked by headstones.

For further information or to register your interest email: kilmorehistoricalsociety@gmail.com