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Nursing Museum commented on Beverley Blakston [1937 - 2021] - Rural Nurse
I am glad the message got through to you and I have adjusted to fishing picture to give the place Gunbalunya. Thanks and glad you can enjoy from Janie Mason AM DLitt Nursing Museum Curator
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The fishing photo was from Gunbalunya. Aunty Bev loved her fishing. Thank you for taking the time to catalogue this. Cheers
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How lovely to hear from you and I do love the story of the back door of the ambulance! from Janie Mason AM DLitt, Nursing Museum Curator
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What a lovely surprise to see that I am finally old enough to be in a museum. I have so many fond memories of my placement at Gapuwiyak. The vehicle in the photo was the ambulance and the back door wouldn't stay closed so when you had someone in the back you had to put a rope around the door handle and secure it to the headrest of the front seat. Great times.
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Dear Anne Thank you for your query. there are several photographs connected to Adelaide House on the Nursing Museum catalogue - just enter "Adelaide House" to search. Probably you would be advised to search with the Library and Archives NT - they will have a more extensive collection relating the era. From Janie Mason, Nursing Curator
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Anne Scherer
I note that your photo collection includes pics of AIM nurses Kelsall and Forsyth (on camels). Several years ago Adelaide House (in Alice Springs) produced a touch screen which included stories of the first nurses (including Srs Kelsall and Forsyth) but we did not come across these images - am wondering if you have other images relating to the 1926 - 1939 era of Adelaide House? Thanks Anne
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Dear Amy Thank you for your email. We already have two examples of this St Vincent’s Hospital nurse’s belt buckle so the Charles Darwin University Nursing Museum is unable to accept the offer of your mother’s buckle. But you have added further information for our catalogue entry. I was unaware previously that the buckle was also awarded in Sydney St Vincent’s. Of course it is obvious but I just hadn’t thought of it. Also the Victorian Collections only mentions the Melbourne St Vincent’s for their catalogue. Many thanks From Janie Mason, AM DLitt, Curator
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I have two of these, belonging to my mother, who did her training in the late 1950's/early 1960's at St Vincents Kings Cross/Darlinghurst
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Dear Rohan Thank you for that information. I have added your information about this book which pushes the date baack to the early 1880s. I have adjusted the catalogue entry appropriately from Janie Mason, Nursing Museum Curator
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I have a copy of this. Although there is no publication date, I note the prescription record section in the back is dated 1880. I read elsewhere that this book was published in 1884.
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Dear Henry Skerritt I have forwarded your request onto Jillian Moore for her to contact you from Janie Mason, Nursing Museum Curator
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Henry Skerritt commented on Moore " Top End Nurses"
Hi Sr. Moore. I was wondering if I could send you an email. I've been speaking with Dhuwarrwarr Marika for an article on her life and was wondering if I could ask you some questions? My email is [email protected]
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Dear Jill Re the catalogue entry for your book "Top End Nurses Thank you for the correction and the catalogue entry is now corrected I hope you like the entries for your bush nurse photograph archive Curator
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Jillian Moore commented on Moore " Top End Nurses"
It was actually "the first couple of years with Church Missionary Society (1964-66) then with Department of Health 1966-74.'
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Dear Margaret Thank you for your comment. Can you advise how the search did not work for you? We do want our catalogue not only to look pretty but to be very user friendly for the visitor to our site. As the museum workers who are working with this new catalogue [editing and adding], we have found it very friendly so would be interested to know how to make it easier for you to look around from Janie Mason, Curator
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Margaret Donald
A really lovely way in which to display your catalog. Perhaps it is because I am a guest, but the search functiionality seems less than satisfactory.

Nursing Museum
Location
Australia
Joined
May 19, 2020
Total Items
2176
Patron:
Her Honour,
the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran AO,
Administrator of the Northern Territory

WELCOME TO OUR COLLECTION. Please enjoy looking around, and if you would like to leave a comment, we would love to hear from you!

The Nortthern Territory Nursing Museum & Historical Photographs is on the Casuarina Campus of the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia. It started by accident with the transfer of pre-registration nursing education from hospital to the tertiary education in 1987. It holds historic nursing memorabilia and artefacts telling the local story of northern and central Australia which is significant for the national nursing story.

The Nursing Museum recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, people and culture as integral to our Australian history and heritage. Visitors to the Museum’s catalogue are warned there may be identification and images of deceased persons in photographs. There may be language [terms and phrases] reflecting the attitude of the author of the time when the item was written which are considered inappropriate today.
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