The Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Project

Updated 10/01/15

What's on: Conferences, exhibitions, events

Australian College of Nursing History Conference: Disrupting Discourses

Sydney, 29 June - 30 June 2015: one day of papers and a day of tours to nursing museums

Abstract submission closes on 2 April.

ANZSHM 14th Biennial Conference: Missions, Methods, Management

Sydney, 30 June - 3 July 2015

Call for abstracts has closed.

Guide to QLD Nursing Records and Exhibition, from QLD State Archives

Nursing in Queensland: The Most Honourable and Humane Profession



Sep 5-13  History Week NSW: theme is War, Nationalism and Identity

Oct 18-25   History Week Victoria: discover the world of Victoria's past


The Encyclopaedia of Women & Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia contains biographies of some lesser known nurses, for example:

Martha Durward Farquharson (1847-1929) Nurse, Administrator, Private Hospital Owner

Gretta Lyons (1869-1923) Nurse, Private Hospital Owner, Trade Unionist

Stella Edith Pines (1884-1986) Nurse, Broadcaster, Journalist

Those we Forget:Recounting Australian Casualties of the First World War

David Noonan: MUP, 2014

Noonan's text explodes the myths that Australians fared reasonably well in WWI. His statistical analysis of over 12,000 soldiers files show that hospitalisations for men were more than five times the number conventionally reported.

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