Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bright, Bold Personality Left Her Mark in the World and Will Be Sorely Missed

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bright, Bold Personality Left Her Mark in the World and Will Be Sorely Missed

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LYN Arbuthnot Plumb leaves a legacy in the biochemistry world.

Lyn died on June 26 in Sydney.

She was born in Mackay in 1939, the daughter of Howard Chambers and Sarah (Sally) Arbuthnot -- Margaret Arbuthnot's sister.

Her father was an Anzac. Enlisting in 1915, he joined the 2nd Lighthorse and was involved in the second landing at Gallipoli.

Lyn attended Mackay Central School and was a Brownie and Girl Guide.

She was involved with St Paul's Presbyterian Church from kindergarten Sunday school through to the Church Fellowship.

The female Dux of Mackay State High School, Lyn was one of only a couple of girls studying chemistry and was the only girl studying Mathematics 2.

She won a Commonwealth Scholarship and became one of the 2% of women across Australia to enrol in university in 1957.

Lyn also was one of only 1% of women across Australia at the time to study science at university and majored in chemistry.

Lyn shared a wonderful and happy life with her husband Ken. …

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