Constance Ellis

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Constance Ellis was born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia back in 1872 to Louis and Lydia. She graduated from the Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Melbourne in 1890. She went on to the University of Melbourne graduating in 1899 second in her class.

After graduation, she completed a year’s residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and two more years at the Royal Children’s Hospital. In 1903, she returned to the University of Melbourne. She was the first woman at the University to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

She was a founding member and president of the Victorian Medical Women’s Society. She was also a delegate on the Victorian council of the British Medical Association, the first Australian woman doctor to serve in that capacity. Just on a side note she also was a founding member of the Victorian Baby Health Center’s Association serving as vice president from 1920 to 1942. She died in 1942 from Paget’s disease.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another woman who contributed greatly to the betterment of children's health....

May 19, 2017 04:38 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

An outstanding lady of her time.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 19, 2017 04:39 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a dedicated woman to the medical field and I am sure that she deserved all of the accolades that she received!

May 19, 2017 05:19 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Constance was definitely a pioneer leading the way! Enjoy your day!

May 19, 2017 05:25 AM #4
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Wow she was quite the lady during that time in history

May 19, 2017 05:27 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Certainly a trail blazer that Constance Ellis. Interestingly, medicine help many a woman blaze a trail.

May 19, 2017 05:36 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A very interesting and certaily busy woman. TY

May 19, 2017 05:49 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, James.  I am always in awe of these folks who were the first to do something and open up opportunities for others.

May 19, 2017 05:49 AM #8
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Thank you for sharing another pioneering woman. I'm sure the children in Australia have benefited greatly from her dedication to medicine. Thanks for another tidbit of info, I had never heard of Paget's disease so I had to Google it.

Have a great weekend

May 19, 2017 07:12 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story of a woman blazing a trail in medicin.  This is another enjoyable story you shared with us.  A

May 19, 2017 07:19 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You always come up with the most interesting tidbits of History James Dray 

May 19, 2017 07:51 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- all of these accomplished women who did this without the support we have today! Have a great weekend!

May 19, 2017 08:53 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

She packed a lot of living and accomplishments into her 70 years. Better to have lived well.

May 19, 2017 01:02 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

We sometimes forget what it takes to break that ceiling and be first in your chosen field. This is an amazing accomplishment.  

May 19, 2017 07:19 PM #14
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