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Biographical entry Lang, Margaret Irene (1893 - )

OBE

Born
23 May 1893
Oxley, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Margaret Lang undertook her nursing training at the Wangaratta District Hospital, Victoria and the Women's Hospital, Melbourne. She was matron of various Victorian country hospitals. Lang served in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during the First World War and was founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service during the Second World War. Other positions held by Lang include Matron of the Talbot Epileptics Colony in Clayton, Victoria and Matron of the Police Hospital Victoria.

Details

Events

1917 - 1919
Career position - Served in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
1940 - 1946
Career position - Founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
8 June 1950
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE)

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Margaret Lang, Portrait, c. 1945, P00553.002; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Margaret Lang, Portrait, c. 1943, ART27682; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Margaret Lang, nursing administrator, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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

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