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Library Resource Guides: Focus on time periods, epochs

General nursing history texts

Nurses in war: general histories

UNA Nursing journal

UNA, the journal of the Victorian Trained Nurses' Association (1903-1974) is temporarily available electronically via DropBox from the State Library of Victoria's Collection Digitisation team hosted on Victorian Collections. The Victorian Trained Nurses' Association (VTNA) was first constituted in 1901. Publisher timeline of the UNA journal:

  • 1904-1904 Victorian Training Nurses' Association
  • 1904-1934 Royal Victorian Trained Nurses' Association
  • 1934-1975 Royal Victorian College of Nursing
  • 1975-c1988 Royal Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch)

Nursing during the AIDS crisis


Nursing during the AIDS crisis Hear from nurses Jill O'Flynn and Karen Daws, who wrote a letter in defence of a HIV positive nursing colleague in 1985. You can read more in our quarterly magazine, 'The Handover' January 2020 edition.

Browse the ANMF (Vic Branch) Library History collection

Audiovisual resources

Web resources