• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001438

Interview with Catherine Michelmore [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 17/37
  • Date Range 1-May-88 - 1-May-88
  • Description

    1 hour Catherine Michelmore was born in Adelaide and was educated at Girton School. She began training at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital after the outbreak of war in 1939. On completion of training Catherine nursed at the Wakefield Street Private Hospital. In 1946 she did midwifery training in Sydney. The following year, on return to the ACH, she set up and conducted the first Preliminary Training School in South Australia. In 1950 she attended the first course for Sister Tutors at the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, in Melbourne and on her return to the ACH was appointed Senior Tutor Sister. In 1957 she went to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where she spent a year in the School of Nursing. In 1960 she was appointed Deputy Matron at the ACH, from which post she retired in 1970. Miss Michelmore served as a council member of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia, and in 1965 was National President of the College.

  • Access No restrictions on access.
  • Finding Aid Full transcript available (15 pages)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Michelmore, Catherine (1910 - 2002)