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ID number ART24371
Title Sister-in-charge LHQ Medical Research Unit, Cairns: Sister B Burbidge
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Heysen, Nora (Artist)
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Date made 1945
Medium oil on wood panel
Measurement Overall: 45.6 x 40.4 cm; 63.6 cm x 58.6 cm x 3.2 cm with frame


Head and shoulders portrait, in uniform, of Sister Beryl Emma Burbidge, AANS, Sister in Charge of Australian Army Nursing Service, Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit, Cairns, Queensland. Nora Heysen won the Archibald Prize in 1938 and was appointed official war artist, working in Australia and New Guinea from 1944-1946.