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Interview with Valda Millard [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Valda Millard [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/52
Date Range
10 May 1985
Creator
Millard, Valda
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Valda Millard, nee Salmon, was born in Adelaide, and spent her childhood at Quorn. She attended secondary school in Adelaide before beginning training at Calvary Hospital, North Adelaide. She then went to Melbourne to do midwifery at St Vincents' Hospital. Subsequently she nursed at Auburn and in New Zealand, before taking infant welfare training at Torrens House. After further nursing in New South Wales and Queensland Val returned to South Australia and in 1951 was Clinic Sister for the Mothers and Babies Health Association in Port Lincoln and at Port Adelaide. This was followed by further appointments in Victoria and on a mission station on the Solomon Islands. Her nursing career resumed in Port Lincoln in the 1960s and she remained in the service of the MBHA until her retirement in 1983.

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1 cassette
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