Mary Proctor, lecturer and author on astronomy, arrived in Sydney from Vancouver aboard the RMS Makura on 6 July 1912. Her visit to Australia and New Zealand was for the purpose of giving lectures on astronomy.

‘Miss Mary Proctor (Daughter of the late Richard A. Proctor, the Eminent Astronomer), Who is Visiting Australia on a Lecturing Tour.’
Leader, 22 June 1912: 26.