Wallet 1 of 8, Item 1 of 7 - Diary of Sister Vivian Bullwinkel, 1942

Accession Number AWM2020.22.50
Collection number PR01216 Series 1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Diary
Physical description 35 Image/s captured
Maker Bullwinkel, Vivian
Place made Singapore
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection of personal papers relating to the Second World War and post-war service of VFX61330/F31029 Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkel) AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FRCNA (b.1915 – d.2000) nursing sister and matron and prisoner of war, 1916-2001.

Series 1 Wallet 1 Item 1 is a diary (mock snakeskin cover with 2/13th AGH colour patch) kept by Sister Bullwinkel with handwritten entries, 10–14 February 1942 and an additional entry for Saturday 28 February 1942. The diary includes recipes, lists of nursing sisters and servicemen, and song lyrics. The section of pages cut out following the entry for the 28 February 1942 had already been removed from the notebook when Bullwinkel found it in a POW camp.