Cumpston Research


My fourth cousin 1 x removed

Born 26 August 1916, died 6th Jan 2011 on the eve of the Cumpston Reunion in Canberra

Daughter of JHL Cumpston and Gladys Maeva.
Married 13 Dec 1941 Terence E Spencer. Click here to see details of her marriage.

John Stanley Cumpston
Howard Bruce Cumpston
Alan George Cumpston
Ina Mary Cumpston
Amy Gladys McGrath
Maeva Elizabeth Galloway

Bib ID 1585479
Format Picture ,
Description ca. 1959-1999.
2 photographs : gelatin silver ; 16 x 21 cm.
Two portraits of Margaret Spencer, one dated ca. 1959, one 1999.
Biography/History Dr. Margaret Spencer, OAM, Msc (syd), PhD (Qld), Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine. Entomologist working on anopheline fauna and malaria control in Papua New Guinea in the 1950s.

John Howard Lidgett Cumpston, C.M.G., M.D., D.P.H. / by Margaret Spencer (her father)
Book Bib ID 67133
Author Spencer, Margaret, 1916-
Description Tenterfield, N.S.W. : M. Spencer, c1987.
304 p., [1] p. : port. ; 30 cm.
ISBN 0731610040 :  
Available from Ms M. Spencer, 1 George Street, Tenterfield, N.S.W. 2372.
Subjects Cumpston (John Howard Lidgett). - 1880-1954. | Physicians - Australia - Biography. | Public health administration - Australia.

Interview with Mrs Margaret Spencer, doctor's wife [sound recording] / interviewer, Amy McGrath (her sister)
Audio Bib ID 98952
Format Audio
Author Spencer, Margaret, 1916-
Description 1979.
2 sound cassettes (ca.120 min.)
Summary Spencer talks about her studies at the University of Sydney, in particular Entomology, early schooling; outbreak of WWII; first job at New England University College, Armidale; work at University of Sydney; move to Thursday Is. with husband; move to PNG and work done with husband on malaria in particular a research program carried out in the Madang area of New Guinea. She also talks about her impressions of New Guinea's Independence Day.
Notes Recorded on June 18, 1979 in Tenterfield, N.S.W.
Subjects Spencer, Margaret, - 1916- - Interviews. | Spencer, Terence E. T. - (Terence Edward Thornton), - 1917-2002. | Malaria - Papua New Guinea.
Occupation Doctors' spouses. | Entomologists.


Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield / compiled by Margaret Spencer on behalf of the Tenterfield Management Committee
Book Bib ID 137895
Format Book
Author Spencer, Margaret, 1916-
Description Sydney : The National Trust of Australia (New South Wales), 1970.
[8] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Caption title: Tenterfield School of Arts : a National Trust property.

Doctor's wife in Rabaul / [by] Margaret Spencer

Book Bib ID 238958
Format Book
Author Spencer, Margaret, 1916-
Description London : Robert Hall, [1967]. 191 p.
Subjects Medical care - Rabaul. | Rabaul (Papua New Guinea)

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