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Christine Rivett

1891 – 1962

Amy Christine Rivett (1891–1962) was born into a philanthropic family in Yarrawonga, Victoria. She was a medical practitioner who contributed greatly to medicine and women's health in Brisbane from 1915. She was a disciple of Marie Stopes who advocated birth control and later specialised in gynaecology. Rivett was also a popular figure in the Brisbane art scene. She had an illustrious medical career, holding such positions as Superintendent of the Hospital for Sick Children, Brisbane (1915 - 17) and resident medical officer, Brisbane General Hospital (1917). She went into private practice with her brother Edward in Sydney from approximately 1946 and was a foundation member of the Queensland Medical Women's Society.

Updated 2018
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