Iris Grace Hutton as a member of the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), the Royal Australian Army Nursing Service (RAANS) and the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC), 1942-1970, interviewed by Jan Bassett

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Accession Number S01812
Collection type Sound
Measurement 18 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF LP 35; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; stereo; 5 inch
Maker Hutton, Iris Grace
Bassett, Jan
Date made 11 November 1986
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to AWM Special Project Fellowship Award
Description

Early life; enlisted in April 1942 and discharged November 1970; sent to Aitape in New Guinea; suitability of uniform in tropics; describes conditions in hospital; in 1952 posted to Malaya as part of Australian contingent attached to a British hospital; recreation in Malaya, New Guinea and Australia; attitude to war; describes the types of wounds treated at Ingleburn Hospital of casualties from the Vietnam War; nursing Japanese prisoners of war at Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane during 1943-44; health effects on the nurses of nursing in the tropics; procedures and treatments developed by the military that have benefited medicine generally, for example the treatment of burns and tropical diseases. END OF INTERVIEW
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