Dr (Alice) Hazel Kelso King joined the RAHS in 1954 and was awarded a Fellowship in 1974 for editorship of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Dr King convened the Society’s Scholarship Committee, was a member of the Editorial and Syllabus Committees and wrote an authoritative biography of Governor Bourke. Dr King was an RAHS Councillor in 1962, 1964 – 1966, 1968 – 1971, 1973 – 1977, and from 1985 – 1987, and Journal Editor for almost three decades. Dr Hazel Kelso King held the position of Vice President from 1978 – 1981 before becoming the first female President of the RAHS in 1982.
Thereafter, Dr King continued to work tirelessly for the Society in a variety of capacities. She commanded great respect and had a considerable following amongst members of the RAHS.
Click here to view and download the Eulogy for Dr Hazel King written by Brian Fletcher, which was published in the March 1998 edition of History.