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Biographical entry Hanna, Margaret Jean (1902 - 2000)

RRC

Born
1 October 1902
Walwa, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 December 2000
Australia
Occupation
Nurse

Summary

Jean Hanna served in Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Colombo, Borneo and Queensland with the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War II. She was Lady Superintendent of the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, 1952-1962.

Details

Events

1931
Education - Completed general and midwifery training
1931 - 1936
Career position - Theatre Sister at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1936 - 1937
Life event - Spent eighteen months in England
1937 - 1939
Career position - Theatre Sister at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1940 - 1941
Career position - Sister-in-charge of the 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station of the Australian Army Nursing Service
1941 - 1945
Career position - Matron with the Australian Army Nursing Service at the 2/4th Australian General Hospital
1 January 1945
Award - Royal Red Cross (RRC) received
September 1945 - c. 1946
Career position - Matron of the Darley Military Hospital, Victoria
c. 1946
Career position - Matron of the Northfield Military Hospital, Adelaide
1946 - 1952
Career position - Deputy Lady Superintendent and Matron at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1949
Career position - Fellow of the College of Nursing, Australia
1952 - 1962
Career position - Lady Superintendent and Director of Nurse training at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
1962 - 1974
Career position - Sister-in-charge of the Children's Health Bureau for Anzac House
1974
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Hudson, Susan, 'Obituary: Margaret Jean Hanna, RRC, FCNA, Wartime nursing sister and Alfred Hospital matron', The Age, 12 January 2001. Details

Online Resources

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