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Recommended reference sources
General nursing history texts
Biographies of nurses and midwives
Browse the ANMF (Vic Branch) Library History collection
Aboriginal nurses' experiences
Do not pay for any articles, always check with the ANMF (Vic Branch) library. Submit an article request form (free for members)
Australian Nurses Memorial Centre
The ANMC was founded by Australian War Nurses who survived unimaginable adversity during the WWII - read some of their stories online.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery History Project
The ANMHP is hosted by the Department of Nursing at the University of Melbourne. It includes a biographical register, details of historic nursing organisations, and reference sources.
Australian Women who served - units & names
The Great War Forum site was created for discussion and research on all aspects of World War I
Encyclopaedia of Australian Science database
Features information about individuals, organisations, societies, institutions, and industries, including several biographies of Australian nurses and midwives.
Nurse training books at PROV
As part of a major Department of Health and Human Services records transfer, nurse training books from Fairfield are now available at the Public Records Office of Victoria collection. Contained within the four volumes that make up the series you can find entries for nurses in training.
Includes digitised photos, uniforms, and ephemera from a range of Victorian libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. eHive
is another, similar resource.
Victorian Government Gazette
Search the lists of Midwives and lists of Nurses to find historical information including names, addresses, registration number, dates (of addition, change or removal from the register), and hospital (for nurses training):
• Midwives Registers: 1916-1956
• Nurses Registers: 1925-1956