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Biographical entry Barron, Ellen (1875 - 1951)

Born
1875
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
Died
8 July 1951
Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Nurse and Health administrator

Summary

Ellen Barron worked at the Queensland Government Baby Clinics from 1918 under the guidance of Florence Chatfield and in 1924 worked with Truby King in New Zealand. From 1923-39 she was superintendent of the Baby Clinics and started a training course for infant nurses. She was a foundation member and trustee of the Nurses' Rest Home and Benevolent Fund.

Details

Events

c. 1884
Life event - Arrived in Queensland
1896 - 1899
Education - Trained as a nurse at Brisbane General Hospital
1900 - 1901
Career position - Staff Nurse at Brisbane General Hospital
1902 - 1904
Career position - Head Nurse at Maryborough General Hospital
1904 - 1905
Career position - Training in obstetrics at the Women's Hospital in Rockhampton, Queensland
1906 - 1908
Career position - Matron at Lady Musgrave Hospital in Maryborough
1909 - 1912
Career position - Matron at Chillagoe Hospital
1912 - 1914
Career position - Training in massage in England
1915 - 1917
Career position - Australian Army Nursing Service
1918 - 1921
Career position - Baby clinics in Brisbane under Florence Chatfield
1922
Career position - Karitane Training School in Dunedin, New Zealand
1923 - 1939
Career position - Superintendent of the baby clinics

Archival resources

Australian Nurses Federation, Brisbane

  • Ellen Barron - Records, 1904 - 1945; Australian Nurses Federation, Brisbane. Details

Maternal and Child Welfare Division, Brisbane

  • Ellen Barron - Records, 1918 - 1939; Maternal and Child Welfare Division, Brisbane. Details

Queensland State Archives

  • Ellen Barron - Records, 1900 - 1945; Queensland State Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Law, Glenda, 'Chatfield, Florence (1867-1949) and Barron, Ellen (1875-1951)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 622-623. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070632b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.