|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Randwick|
|Date made||c 1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Collection relating to the service of Martha May Priestley (nee Brooks) as a VAD
A wounded soldier who is also suffering from influenza and two Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurses M. M. (Brooksie) Brooks and Smithy outside the 'flu ward at the Randwick Military Hospital (No. 4 AGH, later known as the Prince of Wales Hospital). The VADs are wearing masks over most of their faces to protect themselves against the Spanish Influenza virus. The soldier is on crutches and has a heavily bandaged right foot.