Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nurse Lucy Daw, Adelaide Hospital 1907

Lucy Daw collected many photographs during her time at the Adelaide Hospital, and collated various images into an autograph book. These photographs, taken during the years 1906 and 1907,  her last years of training, illustrate details of hospital wards, medical and nursing staff.                       

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Adelaide Hospital Auxiliary

The (Royal) Adelaide Auxiliary formed in 1924 and undertook management of the refreshment kiosk, which consisted of a kitchen and tearoom.  Excerpt from “The Advertiser” newspaper article, July 1937 “Adelaide Hospital Auxiliary” “A small cabin erected In the Adelaide Hospital grounds in February. 1925, was the first home of the

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World War 1 Adelaide Hospital Nurse Lucy Daw

  Excerpts from the 1915 diary of Staff Nurse Lucy Daw   July 30th 1915,  Friday Arrived at Alexandria at 7am, were anchored out of the harbor for some hours, went ashore at 2pm. Found out that No 17 General had some RAMC nurses from Australia. So up we went to

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1986 – History, Nursing Education and Jubilee 150

  Joan Durdin, Nurse Educator (retired)       This address was delivered at the eighth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 16 July, 1986.       To be invited to contribute to the 1986 Foundation Day Commemorative Service is an honour that I deeply appreciate.

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1985 – Ionizing Rays and Cancer in Review

  Bertram Speakman Hanson, Emeritus Radiation Oncologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital       This address was delivered at the seventh Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 10 July, 1985.       I suppose you will all have heard of the Welsh divine who announced from his pulpit that

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1984 – A History of Dentistry in South Australia

  James (Bill) Scollin, previously Dental Superintendent, Royal Adelaide Hospital       This address was delivered at the sixth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 11 July, 1984.       Before I attempt to recount the history of the Dental Hospital, it is necessary for me

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1983 – The True Glory

  Hamilton D’Arcy Sutherland, Emeritus Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital       This address was delivered at the fifth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 13 July, 1983.       Sir Francis Drake, in his dispatches to Queen Elizabeth I, following his raid on Cadiz

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1982 – Renewal and Compassion

Peter Stuart Hetzel, Emeritus Cardiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital   9 9 This address was delivered at the fourth Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 14 July, 1982. The occasion included the dedication of the stained glass window The Good Samaritan by Cedar Prest.     9 ‘Nurses

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1981 – The Fourth of the Four Hospitals

  Brian Joseph Shea, previously Director of Mental Health 9 9 9 This address was delivered at the third Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 8 July, 1981.     9 In giving this brief address the title of ‘The Fourth of the Four Hospitals’, I am indebted

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1980 – The 140th Anniversary

  James Estcourt Hughes, Emeritus Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital 9 9 9 This address was delivered at the second Foundation Day Ceremony held at Royal Adelaide Hospital on 9 July, 1980.     9 At the beginning of this address I must nail my colours to the mast by saying

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