Jeffrey, Agnes Betty (Sister

Collection ID PR01780
Collection type Private Record
Title Jeffrey, Agnes Betty (Sister
Measurement 2 boxes: 28 cm
Object type Diary
Maker Jeffrey, Agnes Betty
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Sumatra, Palembang
Date made 1942-1945

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. 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.

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