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Nursing uniforms have transformed dramatically over the past century on the back of emerging trends, demand for practicality and comfort and strict workplace policy. This article first appeared in the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal (ANMJ). Did you know your...
When NSWNMA official Lynne Ridge read a story in The Sydney Morning Herald last year about Sydney WW1 nurse Alice Cashin and her unmarked grave at Woronora Memorial Park, she was inspired to do something to honour her memory. The...
Is it time for the nursing and midwifery professions to reflect on our historical involvement in the subjugation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and consider whether we owe a statement of regret for our failures as part of...
So many changes, so much hard work and lots of fun - Patricia's 50 years of nursing. It was the day before my 18th birthday, just before starting a nursing career at the prestigious hospital, the Leicester Royal Infirmary in England. The...
Retired RN Marie Williams (nee Seeney) recently gave this charming presentation at the 60th anniversary lunch for the relocation of the old Penrith Cottage Hospital onto the site of the new Nepean Hospital in 1956. Marie's story: As one...
Karen Bates has a tale to tell about a mysterious Matron and her gang of small dogs. Karen is a volunteer researcher with Hill End and Tambaroora Gathering Group. Karen also conducts food tours around Hill End and Tambaroora’s historic sites with the...
Sally Sutherland-Fraser is a perioperative nurse educator who travelled to Gallipoli last September as part of a cruise from Athens to Turkey commemorating the nurses of the 3rd AGH (depicted in the series ANZAC Girls) who cared for allied troops on...
A registered nurse, the first Australian to be awarded a Royal Red Cross (RRC 1st class) plus the bar for bravery during World War I, is to have a bronze statue erected in her honour next to her unmarked grave...
In the opening part of her Sir Henry Parkes Oration 2015, Dr Georgina Willetts outlined the origins of nursing in Australia and her great great grandfather's role in inviting Florence Nightingale to send nurses to the colony.   Today, in...
Today Nurse Uncut has the first part of a recent 'oration' given by nursing educator Dr Georgina Willetts, which traces the history of nursing in Australia. In 1889, the 'Father of Federation' Henry Parkes delivered the original Tenterfield Oration, a call for...

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