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Interview with Kathleen Avery [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Kathleen Avery [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/24
Date Range
21 November 1985
Creator
Avery, Kathleen J (1894 - 1990)
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Kathleen Avery, nee Bryant, was born at Port Augusta, grew up in Broken Hill, and attended Tormore House School in Adelaide. In 1914 she began training at Broken Hill Hospital. In 1917 she joined the Australian Army Nursing Service, and was posted mainly in Salonika. On return to Australia Kathleen continued as a member of the Army Nursing Reserve, but resumed civilian nursing. During the Second World War she helped establish the Woodside Camp hospital. Throughout her career Kathleen was an active member of the Returned Sisters Sub-branch of the Returned Services League.

Quantity
1 cassette
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Full transcript available (7 pages)

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