27 Jun 14 - 3 Aug 14, All Day
Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery
Australian nurses have been going to war for well over 100 years, but their important contribution to Australia’s overseas military operations often goes unreported.
The Australian War Memorial’s latest travelling exhibition ‘Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan’, explores the involvement of nurses from the first known Australian in the Zulu War of 1879, right up to the experiences of the male and female nurses serving in recent conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Using the Memorial’s rich collection, the exhibition will highlight the personal stories of army, air force and navy nurses who have served overseas, the difficulties and challenges they faced, and their determination to care for the sick and wounded come what may.