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Diary of Irene Bonnin. Volumes 1 and 2 : [extracts]
Title : Diary of Irene Bonnin. Volumes 1 and 2 : [extracts] Diary of Irene Bonnin. Volumes 1 and 2 : [extracts]
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Creator : Bonnin, Irene
Source : Bonnin family, PRG 621/21
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Written in 1915, these diaries describe Nurse Bonnin's experiences as an army nurse in Egypt during World War I.

View the full typescript transcript of these diaries

Irene Gertrude Bonnin (1884-1971) trained as a nurse at Calvary Hospital, North Adelaide and worked in Egypt, France and England during World War I.

View Bonnin's AIF service record [National Archives of Australia].

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Barker, Marianne. Nightingales in the mud: the digger sisters of the Great War, 1914-1918, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1989

Blackie. King's nurse - beggar's nurse by 'Blackie' (Sister Catherine Black), London: Hurst & Blackett, [1939?]

Deacon, Lindley A. Beyond the call: the story of Australia's First World War nurses with further chapters relative to the war, Launceston, Tas.: Regal Press, [2000]

Haynes, Olive L. C. We are here, too: the diaries and letters of Sister Olive L.C. Haynes, November 1914 to February 1918, compiled and edited by Margaret O. Young, Adelaide: Australian Down Syndrome Association, c1991

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

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