|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Date made||c 1900|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
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Group portrait of members of the New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR) who ...
Group portrait of members of the New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR) who served at the South African War with the New South Wales Army Medical Corps (NSWAMC). The NSWANSR sailed on the Moravian with the Second Contingent of the NSWAMC on 17 January 1900. The only member of the group with any previous military nursing experience was Therese Woodward, who had nursed at Netley and Woolwich in England between March 1897 and July 1898. The New South Wales Government was the only one of the colonial governments to pay the fares and salaries of nurses for South Africa. Back row, left to right: Sister Annie Austin; Sister Elizabeth Ward Lister; Sister Mabel Steele; Sister Emily Hoadley; Sister Bessie Pocock; Sister Marion Martin. Middle row: Sister Annie Matchett; Sister Julia Bligh Johnston; Sister Ellen Julia (Nellie) Gould; Front row: Sister Nixon; Sister Penelope Frater; Sister Anna Garden; Sister Nancy Newton; Sister Therese Woodward. Pocock, Johnston, Gould, and Frater nursed with the Australian Army Nursing Service 1914-1918.