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Biographical entry Kirkcaldie, Rosa Angela (1887 - 1972)

3 June 1887
Homebush, New South Wales, Australia
4 August 1972
Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia
Nurse and Hospital administrator


Rosa Kirkcaldie returned to her native Sydney after serving in World War 1 as a nurse. She became a matron at the Royal Prince Alfred and Cornbury Hospitals and from 1924-1945 was matron at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children and authored "In Grey and Scarlet" (1922).

Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Rosa Angela Kirkcaldie - Records; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital Archives, Sydney

  • Rosa Angela Kirkcaldie - Records; Royal Alexandra Hospital Archives, Sydney. Details

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

  • Rosa Angela Kirkcaldie - Records; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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McCarthy, G.J.