A bush nurse who served in World War I, Sister Kenny was well known for her successful but controversial methods of treating polio.
Declared an Australian National Living Treasure, Lowitja became the first Aboriginal person to train as a nurse at Royal Adelaide Hospital.
A trailblazing nurse, Vivian’s story of surviving the Bangka Island massacre and advancing the profession is legendary.
A non-English speaking migrant, Olga not only became a nurse but paved way for transcultural nursing in Australia.
Olive, who chose nursing against her family’s wishes, was only the second Australian nurse to be the President of ICN.
Joan was a strong, outspoken advocate for improved standards in education and greater professional development of nurses.
Pat, considered a modern leader in nurse education, played a major role in progressing hospital-based training to tertiary-based education.
A Nightingale trained nurse, Lucy is credited with having played a critical role in establishing modern nursing in Australia.
Annie was the inaugural president of the College of Nursing Australia and key in establishing the Australian Nurses Memorial Centre.
A role model for compassion, Muriel devoted herself to caring for prisoners of war at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.