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World War 1 Adelaide Hospital Nurse Kathleen Conway

World War 1 Nursing Staff – Adelaide Hospital Kathleen Conway was born in Adelaide in 1891. In 1911 she began training as a nurse at the Adelaide Hospital, completing the course in 1914. When the war was declared in August 1914, among many other aspiring army nurses, Kathleen offered to

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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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South Australian Civilian Surgical Teams in Vietnam 1964 to 1972

From 1964 to 1972, Australia sent 24 teams of civilian nurses and surgeons to South Vietnam to assist civilian hospitals during the Vietnam war. Existing South Vietnamese nurses and doctors had largely joined the war efforts of the Republic Of Vietnam against the North Vietnamese, leaving civilian hospitals severely understaffed. In

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