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Nurse Irene Bonnin's luggage
Title : Nurse Irene Bonnin's luggage Nurse Irene Bonnin's luggage
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Source : Bonnin family, PRG 621/23/3
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Black and white photograph of the luggage and equipment taken by Nurse Irene Bonnin when she left Adelaide for duty in the Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt in 1915.

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

Coverage year : 1915
Period : 1914-1918
Place : Cairo, Egypt
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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