Clara Stone

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Clara Stone
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On her graduation from the University of Melbourne, 1891
Hobart, Tasmania
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
OccupationGeneral practitioner

Grace 'Clara' Stone (12 January 1860 – 10 May 1957) was one of the first two women to graduate with honours in medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1891.[1][2] She was named the first president of the Victorian Medical Women's Society, being elected in 1895, when the Society was founded. Dr. Stone was also one of three founders of the Queen Victoria Hospital, the first hospital in Australia founded by women, for women.[3]

Her sister, Constance Stone, was the first woman to practice medicine 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,, published first in hardcopy 1990, accessed online 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ Whitworth, Judith A. (1987). "Women In Medicine In Australia". British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition). 295 (6607): 1211. doi:10.1136/bmj.295.6607.1211-a. JSTOR 29528801. S2CID 70887672.
  3. ^ "SOCIAL EVENTS". The Argus (Melbourne). No. 24. Victoria, Australia. 8 February 1926. p. 13. Retrieved 9 June 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Victorian Honour Roll of Women List of Inductees 2001-2011" (PDF).