Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd BENNETT

BSc Hons (Syd) 1894, MB ChM (Edin) 1899, MD (EDin) 1911

Born Neutral Bay, Sydney Australia 24 Jun 1872                 Died Wellington 27 Nov 1960

Educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College, then at a Girls' High School, Dulwich, north London.

Returned to Sydney in 1881, attending Abbotsleigh Girls' School, then Sydney Girls' High School

At Sydney University completed a BSc in geology and biology.

Medical College for Women, Edinburgh 1896-1899

First female to graduate with honours in science

RMO, Stirling District Asylum, near Edinburgh 1900

RMO, Callan Park Asylum, Sydney 1901

Came to NZ in 1905 to buy practice of Dr Isabella Watson in Wellington

Honorary Children's Physician, Wellington Hospital 1912 - 1915

Medical Officer, St Helen's Hospital Wellington

Photograph from the biography of Agnes Bennett by Cecil and Celia Manson


WW1 service: first female captain in the RAMC; MO, Scottish Women's Hospital in Greece; 

served with the French Red Cross, then with NZMC.


RMO, Glasgow Royal Infirmary during the influenza epidemic in 1918

MO, Chatham Islands 1947


The photograph was taken in Edinburgh in 1899, when Agnes was a member of the Women's Medical School Committee


Last updated 22 February 2022.