Campbell Australian Service Nurses National Memorial

Details

Location ANZAC Parade, East Side, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Type memorial
Description

This memorial is made of cast glass. Etched and cast into the inner glass walls are text and images, in a timeline sequence, portraying the history and contribution of Australian Service Nursing.

The memorial also includes a collage of historical photographs and extracts from diaries and letters, in the original handwriting. Some panels are blank. This is intentional, reminding of the inconclusive nature of any memorial to an ongoing Service group. The memorial is distinctly horizontal and the form of the interlocking glass walls represents nurturing hands, symbolic of nursing. A contemplative space surrounded with rosemary for remembrance completes the memorial. Among values reflected in the memorial are those of human dignity and worth, dedication in bringing succour and care, commitment beyond self, courage, companionship and fortitude.

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Built Robin Moorhouse in conjunction with MonuMental Design and Australian Nursing Associations
Opened 2 October 1999
Inscription

In memory of Australian Service Nurses whose supreme sacrifice, courage and devotion were inspiring to those for whom they so willingly risked their lives.

Their memory will also be our sacred trust.

Condition

Excellent

Names

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JAMES-WALLACE, Emily Charlotte

Staff Nurse
Born 18 Feb 1882

KING, Evelyn Veronica

Service number NFX76573
Sister
2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 31 Dec 1905

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