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Biographical entry Fawkes, Barbara Noel (1915 - 2002)


25 December 1915
4 October 2002
Tunbridge Wells, England
Nurse and Educator


Barbara Fawkes trained as a nurse and midwife at the Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing, England, 1934-1938. She continued her nursing career into the post-World War II era. In 1942 Fawkes gained a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, USA, and followed this with a year spent touring nursing schools in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In the mid-1970s Fawkes moved to Melbourne and continued to provide assistance for nurses and nursing organisations. Fawkes was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Barbara Fawkes - Records, 1954 - 1984, MS 9670; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Collins, Sheila, 'Obituary: Barbara Noel Fawkes, OBE, Nurse and Educator', The Age (2003). Details


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