Nurses

CLARKSON, Annie Eveline

Wed 07th Dec 2016

Annie, who was born in Queensland in 1888, was the eldest of eight children born to James and Mary Clarkson. It is not known where she completed her nursing training, however in 1917 she was Matron at Inverell District Hospital. 

The Inverell Times newspaper, 24 December 1917 reporte... more details

Nurse Mabel Isabel CAMPBELL

Fri 13th May 2016

Mabel was born in Queensland, the youngest child of Hugh and Matilda Campbell.  After training at the Coast Hospital in Sydney she worked at the Inverell District Hospital before becoming part owner of the Private Hospital known as ‘Craignish’.

At the age of thirty one Ma... more details

Staff Nurse Jessie McColl CAMERON

Fri 13th May 2016

Jessie’s birth in 1886 to Robert and Margaret Cameron was registered at Inverell.  She trained at the Coast Hospital in Sydney and became a member of the Australian Trained Nurses Association. Prior to enlistment for overseas service in June 1916, Jessie worked for nine months at the A... more details

Inverell Remembers our World War 1 Nurses

Tue 31st Mar 2015

Recent research has uncovered a number of Inverell district nurses who served during World War 1.

Nurse Mabel Campbell enlisted in August 1915, and although not the first Inverell nurse to go to the War, she was the first nurse to be given an official farewell at the Town Hall and to be p... more details

Sister Rita AHERN

Wed 25th Mar 2015

Rita Ahern was the daughter of William and Hannah Ahern, of the Oxford Hotel, Inverell. She was born at Inverell and trained as a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.

During December 1916, Rita was one of many nurses to pass the general membership examination of the Australian Trained... more details

Staff Nurse Agnes Ann BINDLEY

Fri 20th Feb 2015

Agnes trained as a nurse at Armidale Hospital NSW, and gained membership of the Australian Trained Nurses Association in 1915. She was Matron at Singleton Hospital NSW when, in March 1917, she was appointed Matron of the Inverell Hospital.

By July 1917, Agnes had been accepted by the Mili... more details

Staff Nurse Sarah Eliza FAULKNER

Tue 17th Feb 2015

Sarah's family came to the Inverell dsitrict in 1898 when she was just fourteen. The family settled at the property 'Victoria Park' Mt. Russell. Sarah trained as a nurse at Sydney Hospital and worked at the AIF Liverpool Camp for approximately thirteen months before her appointment to the Austral... more details

Sister Cecil Imogen Keith GORDON

Sat 14th Feb 2015

Nurse Gordon, the daughter of James and Emily Gordon, was born in 1882 at Long Gully in Victoria. She completed her training at the Children's Hospital in Melbourne.  It is not known where she worked until just prior to her enlistment on 10 November 1915 when, according to the Tamworth Daily... more details

Staff Nurse Ivy Constance LITTLE

Thu 04th Dec 2014

Ivy, the daughter of William Thomas Little, was born in the Uralla district NSW. She trained at the Bundarra Hospital where she was the first probationer appointed after the hospital opened in 1912.

Ivy enlisted in September 1917. As a Staff Nurse she sailed from Australia per SS Wiltshir... more details