• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH002575

[Interview with Margaret Dorothy Edis, nurse] [sound recording]

  • Repository State Library of Western Australia
    J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History
  • Reference OH96
  • Date Range 1975 - 1975
  • Description

    1 hr. 30 min. Arrived Kalgoorlie as small child with family; impressions of Kalgoorlie; wildlife; lack of water; housing; opening of water supply scheme; C.Y. O’Connor’s suicide; father’s interest in music; social outings; career in nursing; nursing routines; move to Northam; transfer to Albany; return to Kalgoorlie; Kalgoorlie hospital; nursing experiences; enlistment in army; journey on the Orontes to Egypt; experiences in Egypt; transfer to France; description of Paris; return to Western Australia; work with Matron Walsh at King Edward Memorial Hospital; adopts a boy from the orphanage, involvement with Home of Peace Women’s Auxiliary; interest and membership in Australian Trained Nurses Association. Miss Edis was familiarly known as Dottie.

  • Access Access open
  • Finding Aid Transcript (24 p.)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Edis, Margaret Dorothy (1890 - 1981)