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Recommended reference sources
General nursing history texts
Focus on specific aspects of nursing
Mental illness & psychiatric nursing
Browse the ANMF (Vic Branch) Library History collection
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.
Encyclopaedia of Australian Science database
Features information about individuals, organisations, societies, institutions, and industries, including several biographies of Australian nurses and midwives.
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
Australian Women - who served - units & names
The Great War Forum site was created for discussion and research on all aspects of World War I