|Object type||Black & white, Landscape|
|Physical description||Black & white, Landscape|
|Date made||July 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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At sea between Australia and France. July 1916. Group portrait of Australian Red Cross Nurses, ...
At sea between Australia and France. July 1916. 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 know as the "blue birds". Identified are, back row, left to right: Miss Hamilton Moore, a masseuse [registered member of the Australian Massage Association]; Mrs Jessie Donaldson McKillop; Miss Fanny M Harris; Miss Annie Jamieson; Miss Ruby Hungerford; Miss Alice E Robinson. Third row: Miss Jessie T Hutchinson (partially obscured); Miss Grace Sheridan; Mrs Elsie Cook; Miss Helen S Wallace; Miss Lynette E Crozier (partially obscured); Miss Winifred Hough; Miss Hilda Loxton. Second row: Miss Susan Hughes; Miss Lillian Fraser Thompson (later Mrs Hill); Miss Alice F Gray; Miss Dorothy E Duffy; Miss Ida J Moreton. Front row (sitting on ground): Sister Nellie Weston Crommelin; Mademoiselle Niau (who accompanied the nurses on the voyage to teach them French); Sister Olive H Norman. Sister Crommelin had previously served as a Red Cross nurse in England and France but had returned to Australia in late 1915.