Sir Ronald Grieve

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Sir Ronald Grieve (born Herbert Ronald Robinson Grieve) was a General Practitioner and medical professional from Earlwood NSW. He was a member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1933 to 1935.[1]

He was born on 6 June 1896 at Vaucluse, Sydney, third child of Gideon James Grieve and Julia Australia, née Robinson. Ronald attended Sydney Grammar School and later served as president (1958-60) of the Old Sydneians’ Union. Although he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 27 June 1918 he was not called up before the war ended. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney (MB, Ch.M., 1920)[2]. After a year at Newcastle Hospital he worked as a resident at Manchester Royal Infirmary, England, in 1922. Returning to Australia the following year, he set up in general practice at Undercliffe.

Grieve had married Helen Graham MacKenzie, a Scottish nurse, on 14 November 1924 at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Sydney; they divorced in 1945.[3] On 7 December that year at Scots Presbyterian Church, Sydney, he married Florence Ross Timpson, an army nurse who was born in England; she died in 1969. He married Margaret Du-Vé, a 52-year-old secretary, on 12 February 1972 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Earlwood.[4]

He was part of the team who devised first comprehensive medical insurance fund, The Medical Benefits Fund of Australia.[5]

Sir Ronald died on 1 July 1982.[6]

References

  1. MADDEN, Brian J. and MUIR, Lesley. Earlwood's past: a history of Earlwood, Undercliffe and Clemton Park, NSW. [Campsie, NSW]: Canterbury Municipal Council, 1989. p. 43
  2. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grieve-sir-herbert-ronald-robinson-12567
  3. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grieve-sir-herbert-ronald-robinson-12567
  4. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/grieve-sir-herbert-ronald-robinson-12567
  5. The Sydney Morning Herald - Jul 15, 1963 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19630715&id=vXtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MeYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4525,3617378
  6. MADDEN, Brian J. and MUIR, Lesley. Earlwood's past: a history of Earlwood, Undercliffe and Clemton Park, NSW. [Campsie, NSW]: Canterbury Municipal Council, 1989. p. 43