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Reflections of the time – South Australian nurses bound for the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902

 An earlier version of this paper was originally presented under the title, Close Your Eyes and Think of England: Australian Nurses in the Boer War, at the Post Graduate Conference, School of Historical Studies (Monash University), North Melbourne, 2003. Additional material was taken from PhD Thesis, “… So Give Three Cheers For Our Sisters”, the role and status of Australian nurses in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. 2010.)   

Dr Caroline Adams graduated as a Registered Nurse (RAH) before gaining Ass Dip in Social Work (SAIT). After working in aged care, she studied for a diploma in dance teaching in studio and workshop settings. She obtained a BA (GU) and Graduate Diploma in Humanities (UNE). She completed a thesis for MLitt (UNE) centred on Australian nurses in WW1 and successfully submitted a PhD thesis (Monash) focused on nurses in the Boer War.

Tags: Bidmead Martha, Boer War, female citizenship, , South Australian nurses, Tennyson Lady

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