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Biographical entry Kellett, Adelaide Maud (1873 - 1945)

CBE, RRC

Born
1 September 1873
Raglan, New South Wales, Australia
Died
12 April 1945
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Nurse and Hospital administrator

Summary

Adelaide Maud Kellett became Matron of the Sydney Hospital in 1921 after serving in World War 1 as an army nurse. She retired from that position in 1944. Adelaide Kellett was President of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association 1929-30, 1933-34, 1937 and 1941-42.

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Events

1898 - 1901
Education - Nurse training at Sydney Hospital
1907
Career position - Joined the Australian Army Nursing Service
1914
Career position - Left Australia with the first convey of the Australian Imperial Force
1914 - 1916
Career position - Matron with the Choubrah Military Infectious Hospital in Egypt
1916
Career position - Mentioned in dispatches
1916 - 1917
Career position - Matron with the No 2 Australian Army Hospital in Southall, UK
1917
Award - Royal Red Cross (RRC) received
1917 - 1919
Career position - Matron with the No 25 British General Hospital in Hardelot, France
1919
Career position - Mentioned in dispatches
1919
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
1920
Career position - Matron with the No 4 Australian General Hospital in Randwick, New South Wales
1921 - 1944
Career position - Matron at the Sydney Hospital
1929 - 1930
Career position - President of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association
1933 - 1934
Career position - President of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association
1935
Award - Florence Nightingale Medal received from the International Committee of the Red Cross
1937
Career position - President of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association
1941 - 1942
Career position - President of the Australasian Trained Nurses Association
1944
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Mitchell, Ann M, 'Kellett, Adelaide Maud (1873-1945), hospital matron', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 549-550. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090548b.htm. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Alexander, John A. (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 1944, vol. 12, The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944, 906 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.