NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

EIT research - Nurses from the East Coast who served overseas

Highlights the contributions made by over 50 nurses from the East Coast/Hawke's Bay region who served overseas during the First World War in Egypt, France, England and Serbia.

Nursing sisters look out from the windows of a New Zealand Stationary Hospital hut in Wisques, France. Archives New Zealand ((Ref: ACGO 8398, IA76/13, H905, R22250303)

This research focuses upon nurses who lived, trained and/or worked in the East Coast/Hawke’s Bay region prior to 1914 and who then served overseas as part of the New Zealand Army Nursing Service or the Queen’s Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service. The project highlights the contributions these nurses made to the war effort.

Over 50 nurses from the region volunteered and worked in Egypt, France, England and Serbia between 1915 and 1919. Personal and career profiles will be gathered including first-hand descriptions of hospitals and working conditions. 

Researchers: Dr Elaine Papps (epapps@eit.ac.nz)

Professor Kay Morris Matthews (kmorris@eit.ac.nz)

This activity is being worked on from
April 2014
 to 
April 2015
Date added: 13 May 2014 | Last updated: 04 May 2015

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