|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Christian, N H
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Heidelberg|
|Date made||24 October 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Sister (Sr) Vivian Bullwinkel and her mother at a reception held at the 115th Australian General ...
Sister (Sr) Vivian Bullwinkel and her mother at a reception held at the 115th Australian General Hospital in honour of a party of returned Australian Army Nursing sisters who had been prisoners of war (POWs). Sr Bullwinkel was the sole survivor of the Banka Island massacre in which 21 Australian Army sisters were killed by Japanese troops on Banka Island, following the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke. Sr Bullwinkel was shot but survived and later surrendered to Japanese troops. She was held captive for three and a half years in Sumatra.