• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003120

Gwen Luly (1898-1988), Volume 2, 1920s – 1988

  • Repository Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc
  • Reference MS 001138 .002 (Box 261-2)
  • Date Range 1920 - 1988
  • Description

    This second volume of Gwen Luly’s biography covers the period from the 1920s to her death in 1988. In 1929 Gwen setup St Clement’s Private Hospital in Southey Street, St Kilda. Letters relating to this transaction and photographs of the property are included, along with a copy of the Victorian Register of Midwives for 1932, and Certificates of Registration. In 1939 Gwen cancelled the hospital’s registration and she spent the war years running the Altona Air Raid Precautions. Material on Altona includes photographs and brochure of the opening of the Civic Centre in 1963, tide tables and the Altona Elderly Citizens’ Club, of which Gwen was a one time President. Ill health forced a move to her friend Lily Beer’s home in Rosanna, to a granny flat. She died in a Macleod Nursing Home on 23.05.1988.

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    • Luly, Gwendolen (1898 - 1988)