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Lions, Agnes Mary (1908 - 1992)

MBE

Born
22 April 1908
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Died
22 December 1992
Occupation
Nurse and Unionist

Summary

Agnes Lions qualified as a nurse in 1931 and worked in all branches of nursing in New South Wales until 1941 when she moved into the area of industrial nursing. She was one of four founders of the New South Wales College of Nursing (NSWCN) in 1949. From 1949 to 1952 she was responsible for the syllabus and supervision of the Industrial Nursing Certificate at the NSWCN, gaining the certificate herself in 1950. In 1946 Lions founded the Industrial Nursing Branch of the New South Wales Nursing Association and held the post of honorary secretary from its inception in 1947 to 1951. She was appointed MBE - Member of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - New Year's Honours List, 1960, for services to nursing.

Archival resources

New South Wales College of Nursing

  • [Agnes Mary Lions, personal records], Series 75 Box 1, Box 2; Series 34, Box 1; New South Wales College of Nursing. Details

Helen Morgan

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