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BOOK - Nurses and Midwives in Australian History: A Guide to Historical Sources
By N. Kyle, R. Russell & J. Blundell
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015

Softcover...19.50 (C$)

Nursing and midwifery have been the occupations of women for centuries and almost every one of us will find an ancestor who engaged in these traditional feminine pursuits.

This book, written by experts in nursing history, women's history and family history, provides practical advice on how to research the lives of nurses and midwives, the hospitals they trained and worked in, and is a guide to the many public and private repositories where sources are found in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Nurses and midwives worked in hospitals, refuges, asylums, prisons, charitable institutions and were pioneers of bush nursing, established maternity hospitals and were often important health providers in small communities in past decades.

The records of their lives are found in a wide range of places, and as well as online and digitised records, this book also points the researcher toward the myriad of documentary and private records which are useful for writing their lives.

  • Abbreviations
  • Getting started
  • Government organisations responsible for nurses and nursing activities
    • National nursing boards
    • Australia
    • International
    • Other governmental authorities
    • Miscellaneous government publications
  • Professional nursing organisations
    • Associations specifically focused on the history of nursing and midwifery
  • Private collections
    • Family collections
    • Private collections held in institutions
    • Oral histories
  • State and national libraries - Australia and New Zealand
    • National Library of Australia (NLA0
    • State Library of New South Wales/Mitchell Libray
    • Northern Territory Library
    • State Library of Queensland/John Oxley Library
    • State Library of Victoria
    • State Library of Western Australia/Battye Library
    • State Library of New Zealand (NZL) - Te Puna Matauranga O Aotearoa
  • State and national records - Australia and New Zealand
    • National Archives of Australia (NAA)
    • National Film and Sound Archive
    • Northern Territory Archives Service
    • Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)
    • Queensland State Archives (QSA)
    • State Records of New South Wales (SRNSW)
    • State Records of South Australia
    • State Records Office of Western Australia
    • Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
    • Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga
  • Museum, archive and manuscript collections for nursing history
    • Source collections
    • Nursing and medical museums
    • Local museums, historical societies and heritage centres
    • Nursing Archives
  • Hospital collections (museums, archives and libraries) - public and private
    • Australia
    • United Kingdom hospital records
  • Nursing and child/social welfare in asylums, refuges, charitable institutions, prisons and hospitals for the destitute, neglected or mentally ill
    • Australia
    • New South Wales
    • South Australia
    • Victoria
    • Tasmania
    • Western Australia
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom
  • Female religious orders and nursing: hospitals, maternity homes/hospitals, rest homes and refuges
  • Midwives - Australia and New Zealand
  • United Kingdom midwives
  • Nurses to the armed services
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
  • The dark side of nursing - scandals, crime, malpractice and mistakes
  • General and nursing websites and other sources for your research
  • Higher degrees and nursing history research
    • Thesis, Doctoral and Master by research (Australia and overseas)
    • Higher degrees at Masters and Doctor of Philosophy level
    • The higher education sector
  • International nursing guides and websites
  • Nursing and allied health journals
  • Images and artefacts
  • Index
Paperback: 76 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2015
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015
ISBN 9781921956096 Inc. 1992-2019
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