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Walsh, Agnes Marion McLean (1890 - 1967)

OBE, FCNA

Born
10 June 1890
Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Died
1967
Occupation
Matron

Summary

Agnes Walsh completed her nursing training at Perth, Sydney and Tresillian (Syd.) hospitals. In 1937 she undertook a world tour for the Western Australian Government to inquire into hospitals. Also she represented Australia at the Nursing Conference London in 1937 and 1948. In 1925 Agnes Walsh became matron of the King Edward Memorial Hospital (Perth) where she was known as a strict, unrelenting nursing administrator according to the summary note on the Western Australia State Library Catalogue. Agnes Walsh died in 1967.

Anne Heywood

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