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South African War nurses
Title : South African War nurses South African War nurses
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Creator : Hammer & Co., photographer
Source : B 9065
Date of creation : ca. 1899
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Studio photograph of South Australian nurses titled 'Patriotic nurses for South Africa'.

The women are: Back row: Miss A B Stephenson, Miss A G Cocks

Front row: Miss M O'Shanahan, Miss E A Watts, Miss M S Bidmead, Miss A M Glenie.

Martha Bidmead was awarded the Royal Red Cross for her services in the Boer War, only one of three Australian nurses to receive it. She was in charge of the group of nurses in the photograph. They sailed from Melbourne aboard the Australasian in February 1900.

Coverage year : 1899
Further reading :

Oppenheimer, Melanie. Australian women and war, Canberra : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2008

The tragedy and comedy of war hospitals by Sister X. London: J. Murray, 1906

Treves, Frederick, Sir. The tale of a field hospital, London; New York: Cassell, 1900

Wallace, Robert L. The Australians at the Boer War, Canberra: Australian War Memorial [and] Australian Government Publishing Service, 1976

Wilkinson, Frank. Australia at the front: a colonial view of the Boer War, London: John Long, 1901

Wilson, W. D. Report on the medical arrangements in the South African War, London: H.M.S.O., 1904

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