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NEWSLETTER OF THE G.O.C.M.V. 22 April 2014

‘Too awful for words’: Australian military nurses at Lemnos in 1915

Location: Ithacan Philanthropic Society, L.2, 329 Elizabeth Street.
Date: 24 April 2014, 7:00pm
Presenter: Dr Kirsty Harris
Entry: Free

‘Too awful for words’: Australian military nurses at Lemnos in 1915 a lecture presented by Dr Kirsty Harris
Australian nurses serving in the Australian Army Nursing Service and the British Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve in 1915 worked on, or transited through, the Aegean island of Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign. This presentation outlines their work and their experiences during the unsuccessful landing on the peninsula.
Dr Kirsty Harris is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.  She was awarded the 2008 C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History for her PhD on the work of Australian women in World War I. Her research interests include the experiences of Empire women at Gallipoli in 1915.


We would like to thank Peter Patisteas for sponsoring this lecture.

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