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Commemorative Service For Nurses

Feb/18 17:30

All Saints' Anglican Cathedral
3 Church Street
Bathurst NSW 2795

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Nurses serve wherever they are needed in peacetime, in conflict and in war.

Since the South African (Boer) War, 102 Australian nurses have died on active service, while many civilian nurses have given their lives serving others.

“All nurses serve the people for whom they care”.

This service will be held in the presence of:
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove.

We will remember both military and civilian nurses who have died in the service of others, however, the service will centre on the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke, which left Singapore Harbour on 14 February 1942, carrying the last evacuees - 181 souls, including servicemen, sailors, civilians and 65 Australian nurses and physiotherapists. 22 of the nurses were massacred on Radji Beach and only 24 returned to Australia at the end of the war.

18 February, 2018, Commencing at 4:30pm

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst

Dress: Full military dress, medals, nursing uniforms and academic dress may be worn.

Wreaths will be laid at this service.

Refreshments will be in the hall after the service please email by 14 February for catering purposes.

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Hosted by:

  • All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral, Bathurst,
  • Charles Sturt University and the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health,
  • Bathurst Hospital, Western NSW LHD,
  • Australian College of Nursing and,
  • The Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses.

For further information:
Contact: Professor Linda Shields
On – 0419 490 431,