South Australian Nursing Sisters

About This Unit

When the Second Anglo-Boer War broke out, a contingent of six South Australian nurses were sent by the colonial government to South Africa. Martha Bidmead, Staff Nurse at Burra District Hospital was placed in charge of the contingent, which also included Amelia Bramley Stephenson, Mary A. O’Shanahan, Agnes Maude Glenie, Eliza Ann Watts and Agnes G. Cocks. The nurses set sail on 21 February 1900 with their fares paid and a guarantee of 15 shillings per week.

Read more about their story here (/research/home-page-archives/south-australian-nurses-and-the-second-anglo-boer-war).