Marie Draga Neale, AM, OBE, Professor

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Marie Draga Neale, AM, OBE (Pasalich), Professor

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Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Death: Died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jakov "James" Pasalich (Pašalić) and Ana Marion Pasalich
Wife of Francis Charles Neale
Partner of <private> Paunović
Mother of <private> Neale; Geoffrey Neale and Jacqui Neale
Sister of Anton Paul Pasalich and <private> O'Malley (Pasalich)

Occupation: Professor at Monash University,
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About Marie Draga Neale, AM, OBE (Pasalich), Professor

Professor Marie D. Pasalich-Neale, AM, OBE: scholar, academic and sportswoman( p. 184 From Distant Villages, by Stephen A. Jelicich) Marie was educated at St Mary's College, Ponsonby. In the early years she served as instructor of kolo dance at the Yugoslav Club (1939-1940), and through her prowess in swimming became breaststroke swimming champion 1944-1946. She also excelled academically, gaining her BA, MA (1945), PhD (1956) and a postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Diploma of Educational Psychology. Moving to Melbourne, she was appointed first woman head of Foundation Chair of Education in studies of exceptional children, Monash University, Melbourne. She studied and gained further honours in England. She married Dr Frank Neale, Biochemist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and later Director of Pathology at Sydney Hospital. On retirement, Marie was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor, Monash University.

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Marie Draga Neale, AM, OBE, Professor's Timeline

1922
June 1, 1922
Auckland, New Zealand
2011
December 20, 2011
Age 89
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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