• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0288

Nowland, Kathleen Regina

(1889 – 1981)
  • Born 16 November, 1889
  • Died 16 November, 1981, New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Nurse


Kathleen Nowland began work as Staff Nurse at the No.4 Australian General Hospital (Prince of Wales) in June 1919. In 1924 she was appointed Staff Nurse at the Repatriation General Hospital, “Rosemount”, Windsor, Queensland and was later promoted to the position of Senior Sister. Other positions held by her included Matron, Repatriation Sanatorium, Edward Millen Home, Western Australia (1938-1942); Matron, Lady Davidson Home, Turramurra (1942-1948); Matron, Prince of Wales Hospital (1948-1950) and Matron, Repatriation Sanatorium, Lady Davidson Home (1950-1954). She was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in recognition of her work as Matron, Lady Davidson Repatriation Hospital, 1 March 1955. She died on her 92nd birthday.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Archives of Australia, National Office, Canberra
    • Honours and Awards - Imperial Service Medals - Date of Award: 1 March 1955; Recipient(s): NOWLAND, Miss Kathleen, and KNOWLES, Frederick William