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Nurses on board AHS MANUNDA

Date: 1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00022399
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    This photograph depicts nurses on board AHS MANUNDA in late 1940. Left to right, on the back stairs is Lucy Staton, later Matron 2/1AHS MANUNDA (1944-1946) and Nell Marshall, later Matron 2/9AGH Middle East and New Guinea, then Principal Matron (Lieutenant Colonel) AANS Services, HQ New Guinea Force, Royal Red Cross (RRC). In front of them left to right is Deborah Ross Parker and Dorothy Deall, later in charge 102 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) New Guinea. Standing left to right: probably Margaret de Mestre (killed in action 19 February 1942, Darwin), Vere Wilkinson, Lorraine Blow (seriously wounded 19 February 1942, Darwin), Alyson Mills, Clara Shumack (Matron 2/1 AHS Manunda, in 1944 Matron 128AGH Port Moresby and Redcliffe Qld, in 1945 Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Red Cross (RRC), 1945-1946 Matron 113AGH Concord, Barbara Millard (later in charge 110CCS, Royal Red Cross (ARRC)), probably Phyllis Back, probably Beryl Dwane, Amy Conway (later in charge 13 ACH (Australian Camp Hospital) Dubbo). Kneeling in front to the left is Kathleen Armstrong and an unidentified woman to the right.

    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Nurses on board AHS MANUNDA

    Primary title: CROSS-LIKE FORMATION OF GROUP OF MILITARY NURSES IN GROUP, THEY ARE POSED ACROSS DECK, AND BACK UP COMPANIONWAY

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