• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001453

Interview with Eve Bidstrup [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference OH 17/2
  • Date Range 8-Dec-86 - 8-Dec-86
  • Description

    55 minutes Eve Bidstrup, nee Blacker, grew up at Willunga, South Australia and trained at the Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, between 1932 and 1936. Subsequently she worked as a theatre sister at the Memorial Hospital, and as an X-ray technician in Dr Vercoe’s rooms. In 1940 Eve was called up to the Australian Army Nursing Service. She was attached to the 2/4 Australian General Hospital and went with the unit to the Middle East early in 1941. The nurses in the unit were evacuated from Tobruk just before the siege of that garrison. In March 1942 the unit returned to Australia. Eve’s later army nursing experience included six weeks with a team of military personnel promoting the sale of war bonds. She also nursed in Queensland and was discharged from the AANS in 1944. Eve later spent fifteen years on the staff of the Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park.

  • Formats Sound recording (cassette) analogue
  • Access No restrictions on access.
  • Finding Aid Full transcript available (10 pages)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Bidstrup, Jean (Eve) (1913 - 2009)