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Garrett, Merla (1933 - )

Born
1933
Occupation
Nurse and Lecturer

Summary

Merla Garrett was born at Sudan, near the Barossa Valley. After two years overseas she worked in Sydney and then Mount Pleasant. In 1962 she left South Australia for Papua New Guinea where she served as a missionary nurse for 18 years. Since 1981 Merla has been a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Sturt College (now Flinders University of South Australia). Her extra curricular activities include several assignments with the World Health Organization.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dGarrett%2C+Merla%2C+1933-/dgarrett+merla+1933/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dgarrett+merla+1933&1,1, accessed 2004-04-08.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Merla Garrett [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin, 11 June 1988, OH 17/40; Garrett, Merla (1933 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb

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