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'Magnificent, Untiring Service': Nursing in the 2nd AIF 1939–1945

Event Details

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, VIC 3004
$5 per person - Free for Shrine Friends

While the exact numbers are unclear, it’s estimated that around 5000 nurses served in the military during the Second World War in a range of locations throughout the world. In this International Women’s Day Address for the Shrine of Remembrance, Dr. Madonna Grehan considers the state of nursing in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Drawing on biographies of Second World War nurses, Dr. Grehan will discuss how nurses’ work, and their profession, had changed dramatically since the First World War.

Presenter: Dr. Madonna Grehan

Date: Tuesday 2 March, 12pm

Limited spaces onsite. Bookings essential.

The presentation will also be live-streamed to YouTube.