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Galanopoulos, Helen

Alternative Names
  • Kondyli, Helen (maiden name)


Helen Galanopoulos, née Kondyli, was born in Greece and trained as a nurse at the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens 1951-1954. In 1958 Helen migrated to Australia and worked as an assistant nurse at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. Later that year she came to join other members of her family in South Australia. After several months of non-nursing work, she was accepted as a student nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to do one year's training and take examinations for registration. As a registered nurse Helen has worked at the Repatriation Hospital and at Flinders Medical Centre, where at the time of the interview, she was employed in a part-time capacity in the Consulting Clinics.

Sources used to compile this entry:,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dgalanopoulos+helen&1,1, accessed 2004-04-08.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia

  • Interview with Helen Galanopoulos [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin, 26 July 1987, OH 17/27; History of Nursing in South Australia; J. D. Somerville Oral History Collection; Galanopoulos, Helen; State Library of South Australia. Details

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