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WARTIME NURSING

Title : WARTIME NURSING
Accession ID : P2005.26


Document type: Nursing Museum Photograph
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Item Name WARTIME NURSING
Description First army wedding in NW Australia (Adelaide River). Typical camp church built of bush timber and bamboo walls. Bride Sr H J Woodhead of Adelaide, groom Lieut M Timbs, Glen Innes, NSW. Honeymoon was spent on NT cattle station.
Materials Black & white photo copy
Item Dates 1943
Importance State
Significance note Historical importance for social, uniforms and building structure. The photograph is of the first army wedding 1943 in NW Australia at the Adelaide River camp and shows a typical camp church built of bush timber and bamboo walls. The bride is Sister H J Woodhead of Adelaide and the groom is Lieutenant M Timbs of Glen Innes, NSW. Their honeymoon was spent on an NT cattle station. It is of historical importance for the story of nurses serving in the Australian Army Nursing Service [AANS] in Australia’s north when this was Australia’s frontline in WW2. It shows details of uniforms and building structure. It should be noted that with her marriage, the bride would no longer have been allowed to continue service in the AANS. This black and white photograph is a copy of an original and it is stamped on the back with “Darwin Institute of Technology Library 144051”. It has been used for display and has some remnant stickiness from adhesive tape. Presumably the original is in the National Library of Australia or the Australian War Memorial or the NT Library. It is showing some darkening/browning with age.
Location Status Stored
Current Location P Folder F
Source or Donor NORTHERN TERRITORY COLLECTION
Condition of Item on Receipt Good
 
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