Australian Women's Register

An initiative of The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) in conjunction with The University of Melbourne

Skip to content

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Woman

  • Trove

Hughes, Elsie (1906 - )

Born
1906
Adeleide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Nurse and Servicewoman

Summary

Elsie Hughes was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and spent her youth in Murray Bridge. When war broke out in 1939 Elsie returned to Britain where she joined the Reserve Queen Alexandria Imperial Military Nursing Service. She served during the war in military hospitals in Palestine and Egypt, and in Britain. On return to Adelaide in 1946 Elsie Hughes became Sister in Charge of the McEwin Theatre suite at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, an appointment which she held until retirement in 1966.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aHughes%2C+Elsie%2C+1906-/ahughes+elsie+1906/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=ahughes+elsie+1906&1,1, accessed 2004-04-08.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Elsie Hughes [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin, 2 July 1987, OH 17/8; Hughes, Elsie (1906 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

© Copyright in The Australian Women's Register is owned by the Australian Women's Archives Project
and vested in each of the authors in respect of their contributions from 2000

http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0875b.htm

The Australian Women's Register is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License

The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124