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Interview with Lynley Dohnt [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

Item Title
Interview with Lynley Dohnt [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 17/29
Date Range
3 March 1984
Creator
Dohnt, Lynley Eva (1898 - 1991)
Description

History of Nursing in South Australia

Lynley Dohnt was born at Gumeracha, South Australia. She began training at the Adelaide Hospital in 1922, and did midwifery training at the Balaklava Hospital. Later she worked in Tasmania, Melbourne and Ballarat. She returned to South Australia in 1934 as Matron of Gumeracha Hospital where she remained for four years. Then she became Deputy Matron at Ru Rua Private Hospital, from which appointment she was called up for service with the Air Force in January 1941. With the rank of matron, Miss Dohnt served in Australia and overseas, and was discharged from the Air Force Nursing Service in 1946. After a short time as assistant to the almoner at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, she became the House Sister, an appointment which she retained until her retirement in 1958.

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1 cassette
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Full transcript available (12 pages)

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