• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0860

Garrett, Merla Ruth

(1933 – 2017)
  • Born 23 March, 1933, Sedan South Australia Australia
  • Died 3 April, 2017, Wayville South Australia Australia
  • Occupation Lecturer, Nurse


Merla Garrett was born at Sedan, near the Barossa Valley. After two years overseas she worked in Sydney and then Mount Pleasant. In 1962 she left South Australia for Papua New Guinea where she served as a missionary nurse for 18 years. Since 1981 Merla has been a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Sturt College (now Flinders University of South Australia). Her extra curricular activities include several assignments with the World Health Organization.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Merla Garrett [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin