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Dutton, Mary Doreen (Mollie) (1896 - 1993)

Born
6 March 1896
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
1993
South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Nurse and Servicewoman

Summary

Mollie Dutton was born in Adelaide. Her parents opposed her desire to nurse. At the age of 28 she began training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) in 1924. After a short term in charge of the Magill ward of the RAH Mollie Dutton enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service and as a matron served at RAAF hospitals in Darwin and Laverton, Victoria. After the war Miss Dutton returned to the RAH and was Sister in Charge of Bice Ward until 1954, when she retired to care for her elderly mother.

Sources used to compile this entry: Halstead, Gay., Story of the RAAF nursing service : 1940-1990, Nungurner Press, Metung, Vic., 1994, 440 pp. p. 64.; http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aDutton/adutton/1,8,22,B/frameset&FF=adutton+mollie+1896&1,1, accessed 2004-04-15.

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State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Interview with Mollie Dutton [sound recording] Interviewer: Joan Durdin, 11 October 1983, OH 17/26; Dutton, Mary Doreen (Mollie) (1896 - 1993); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb

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