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Adderley, Vera May (1915 - 1984?)

MBE, FCNA, DipNA

Born
17 September 1915
Werris Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1984?
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Matron and Servicewoman

Summary

Vera Adderley worked at the Dubbo and Crown Street Hospitals before serving with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service from 1941 to 1947. She joined the Parramatta Hospital in 1955 and in 1962 she was appointed Assistant Matron at the Prince Henry Hospital. Adderley became Director of Nursing Services at the Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals in 1966. She was also a council member of the College of Nursing New South Wales, the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association and the Matrons' Institute of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. In 1978, Adderley was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and a building is named in her honour on the Randwick Hospitals Campus.

Details

Events

1934 - 1938
With Dubbo Hospital
1939
With Crown Street Hospital
1941 - 10 October 1947
Served with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service
1955 - 1962
With Parramatta Hospital
1962 - 1966
Assistant matron at the Prince Henry Hospital
1965
Council member of the College of Nursing New South Wales
1966
Director of Nursing Services at the Prince Henry and Prince of Wales Hospitals, Sydney
1966
Council member of the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association
1966
Council member of the Matrons' Institute of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
30 December 1978
Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Sources used to compile this entry: Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1968, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1968, 956 pp; Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1971, 20 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1971, 1024 pp. p. 36..

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Digital resources

Title
Group portrait at 21 Medical Clearing Station
Type
Image
Date
3 July 1944
Control
017380
Source
Australian War Memorial

Details

Jane Wilkinson

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