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More than Bombs and Bandages

Looking for a reference book on Australian nurses in WW1? I recommend this book

 

'More than Bombs and Bandages - Australian Army nurses at work in World War I' (Big Sky, Newport NSW, 2011).

 

A review from a Queensland RN, Rev’d Dr Barbara Oudt:

 

What I enjoyed most about Dr Kirsty Harris’s book is her ability to reflect those nurses voices in a way that was so real – one could be there, the settings were so well understood from her research and the language kind of made a time warp in the reading. Very satisfying. As you know I have that Peter Rees book, but I could not get into it after reading the historical one. It was like comparing a great documentary to Face Book trivia!!!

 

Available from all good book shops, online via the publisher at http://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/…/more-than-bombs-and-b…/, (at a very reasonable price for a hard back) or read or order for your local library.

kjharris

Australian home hospitals

Most AANS nurses served in a home hospital either before overseas service or after returning. Here is a list of the General Hospitals:
Home Service Hospitals

4 AGH – Randwick, Sydney
5 AGH – St Kilda Road, Melbourne
6 AGH – Kangaroo Point, Queensland
7 AGH – Keswick, Adelaide
8 AGH – Fremantle WA
9 AGH – Hobart, Tas
11 AGH – Caulfield, Victoria
12 AGH – Launceston, Tas
13 AGH – Enoggera, Queensland
15 AGH – Torrens Park SA
16 AGH – Macleod, Mont Park Victoria
17 AGH – Enoggera Queensland
23 AGH – Tasmania

There were also:
Australian Auxiliary Hospitals (Nos 1-6 overseas)
Infectious Disease Hospitals
Quarantine stations
Sanatoria
Mental asylums

There are stories from these hospitals, eg. this one written by patients at 4 AGH Randwick. Reference: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-38800899/view…

Pix: 8th AGH, Fremantle 1915
https://birtwistlewiki.com.au/…/8th_Australian_General_Hosp…

Nurse at 16th AGH Mont Park 1918, courtesy Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Nurse Bourne at 16AGH Mont Park 1918.jpg

Remnants from Randwick.jpg

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