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Biographical entry Abell, Elizabeth-Anne Stuart (1926 - )

OBE

Born
21 May 1926
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Nurse administrator and Nurse

Summary

Elizabeth-Anne Abell was a key figure in Queensland nursing from the 1840s. She was Matron at Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane (1961-1968) and Chief Nursing Officer of the Queensland Department of Health.

Details

Events

c. 1938 - c. 1943
Education - Educated at Clayfield College in Brisbane
1944 - 1947
Education - Trainee Nurse (general training) at Brisbane Hospital
1947 - 1948
Education - Midwifery training at Brisbane Women's Hospital, Qld
1958
Career position - Senior Sister at Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1960
Award - Florence Nightingale Scholarship received
1961
Career position - Acting Matron at Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Qld
1961 - c. 1968
Career position - Matron at Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1968 - 1975
Career position - General Matron of North Brisbane Hospital Board, Qld
1975 - 1981
Career position - Nursing Superintendent at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld
1981 - 1986
Career position - Chief Nursing Officer of the Queensland Department of Health
1984
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1986
Life event - Retired

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Elizabeth-Anne Abell, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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