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Interview with Anne Sturm [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Anne Sturm [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/41
Date Range
15 June 1988
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Doreen Nellie Sturm, commonly known as Anne, was born in Adelaide. She attended primary school at Campbelltown and Norwood and subsequently took a course in dressmaking at the School of Mines. She decided on a nursing career and began training at the Loxton Hospital in 1932. She completed training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1937. She did midwifery at the Queens Home and then infant welfare training in Melbourne. Anne then spent the early years of the war in private nursing in Melbourne. Returning to Adelaide in 1943 she worked at the Truby King Clinic for two years, then at the Memorial Hospital and its extension at Hindmarsh. In 1950 she was appointed Matron of the newly opened Glenelg Community Hospital, where she remained until her retirement in 1974. During this time she gained the Diploma in Nursing Administration at the College of Nursing, Australia. She was also an active member of various nursing organizations.

Quantity
2 cassettes
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Full transcript available (24 pages)

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