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New South Wales Bush Nursing Association (1911 - 1975)

From
1911
New South Wales, Australia
To
1975
New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Membership organisation

Summary

The New South Wales Bush Nursing Asssociation was formed in 1911 on the initiative of Lady Dudley, wife of the Australian Governor-General. She enlisted the support of the National Council of Women in her strategy to organise an effective nursing service in rural areas. Under vice-regal patronage the Association was assured of success, with the state government providing the first subsidy in 1912. It was disbanded in 1975 when the Health Commission took over management of the Bush Nursing Centres and most were converted to Community Health Centres.

Sources used to compile this entry: Endeavour 1896-1978, Sydney: National Council of Women of New South Wales, 1980, pp 143-145.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Cross, Ray Alberta, Mrs nee Joseph: papers, 1937-1944, 1937 - 1944, ML DOC.2485; Cross, Ray Alberta; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • New South Wales Bush Nursing Association - records, 1911-1975, 1911 - 1975, MLMSS 2815; New South Wales Bush Nursing Association (1911 - 1975); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Nicholas Enright - printed material, 1924-1936; 1959-1989, 1959 - 1988, MLMSS 7000/9; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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