Jeffrey, Agnes Betty (Sister)

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Sumatra
Accession Number PR01780
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 0.4 shelf metres: 2 boxes
Object type Diary, Letter, Papers, Photograph
Maker Jeffrey, Agnes Betty
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/052/003
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Papers of Sister Agnes Betty Jeffrey, an Australian Army Nurse with 8 Division AIF and a prisoner of war in Palembang camp, Sumatra 1942-1945. The papers comprise handwritten diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, leaflets and recipes, hand written sheet music, drawings, poetry and notes. The drawings depict camp buildings and various aspects of life in camp, such as a ration parade, sleeping arrangements and physical tasks required of the prisoners.

For ease of reading, a typed transcript of the original handwritten diairies kept by Betty Jeffrey, transcribed by Mr Rod Miller in 2010, was added to this collection in March 2014.