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Sound recording

Grant, Beryl, 1921-
[Interview with Beryl Grant, nurse]
[interviewed by Chris Jeffery].

Born in Subiaco; family background; father, Norman William Grant, mother Annie Lawrie, and their marriage in Melbourne; move to Western Australia in 1915; father'sfu work as chief engineer for the electrical division of the Post Master General's Department; school life at Thomas Street; school friends; father's death; mother's millinery business; the Depression; her mother's death; of schooldays at Perth Girls' School; transport; teachers; church involvement; work in the Public Service; nursing training at Perth Hospital; examination procedures; Nurses Registration Board; and living conditions; overseas experience in Britain; private nursing; midwifery training at King Edward Hospital; infant welfare training in Melbourne; the Florence Nightingale scholarship in administration; first matron of N'Gala Mothercraft Home in 1959; child health education in Western Australia; nursing education with W.A.I.T.; involvement with the Royal Australian Nursing Federation and other nursing bodies; the Australian Inland Mission; the Flying Doctor Service; Churchill Fellowship; and the development of N'Gala Mothercraft Home.

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