|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||At sea|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of Australian Red Cross Nurses, wearing their nursing uniforms on board No 2 ...
Group portrait of Australian Red Cross Nurses, wearing their nursing uniforms on board No 2 Australian Hospital Ship Kanowna, on their way to France to work in French hospitals. This group of nurses are the party of twenty Australian Red Cross nurses, sponsored by the NSW Jockey Club, and known as the 'blue birds' because of their blue uniforms.
Identified left to right: back row: Miss Moore, a masseuse; Sister Jessie Donaldson McKillop (nee Lee); Sister Fanny May Harris (later Order of Palm de Vermeil); Sister Annie Jamieson; Matron Mary Hungerford; and Sister Alice Elaine Robinson.
Third row: Sister Ada G Hutchinson; Sister Grace Sheridan (later Mrs Henderson); Mrs Cook (partially obscured); Sister Helen Sutherland Wallace (later Mrs Wilkinson); Sister Lynette Edgell Crozier, (later Mrs Lloyd Jones); Sister Minnie Hough; and Sister Hilda Mary Loxton.
Second row: Sister Hughes; Sister S Fraser-Thompson (later Mrs Hill); Sister Gray; Sister Dorothy Elena Duffy, (later Mrs Barton); Nurse Ida Jeanette Moreton (later Mrs Brissenden).
Front row: Sister Nellie Weston Crommelin; Mlle Niau (who accompanied the nurses to teach them French); Sister Norman.
Sister Crommelin had previously served as a Red Cross nurse in England and France but had returned to Australia in late 1915.