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Digital Photograph - Female Nursing Student in Uniform, Prince Henry's Hospital Nurses Home, Melbourne, 1962 Image Reg. No: MM 110259

Description Of Content:
Woman in white and blue nurse's uniform, standing on balcony.

This photograph shows Patricia Vanstan in her nursing uniform, March 1962. She was working at Prince Henry's Hospital in her third year of nursing and had this photo taken out on the balcony of the Nurses Home. The badge on the cap indicates the year of nursing training that student nurses were in.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Patricia Davis, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Patricia Davis
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: rdns, nurse 1970
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Clinical Medicine - Nursing
Tertiary Classification: nursing workers
Original Caption: Pat 3rd year P.H.H March 1962
Inscriptions: Pat in 3rd year at PHH. March 1962. A 820 (THIS IS A KODACOLOR PRINT Made by Kodak)
People Depicted: Vantsan, Patricia
Organisations Depicted: Prince Henry's Hospital Nurse's Home
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Mar 1962

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's knowledge.
Photographer: Unknown


karen wilkinson Posted on 22 Mar 2010 9:25 PM
my mum trained at prince henrys in 1949-52 and she wore a purple cape which was part of the uniform.
maureen eastman nee fiedler Posted on 22 Dec 2010 6:15 PM
I trained at Prince Henrys, July 1968 to July 1970.Our group have lost touch unfortunately, I would love to hear from anyone who remembers.
Bronwen Saunders (nee Taylor) Posted on 27 Sep 2011 6:04 PM
Hi there,
Looking for nurses who trained at Prince Henrys - Starting in January 1962. We are organising a 50 Year Reunion next year & have lost contact with many of the girls. Thank you.
Micki Posted on 16 Dec 2011 12:18 PM
Yes, Bronwen am interested in your reunion. Contact me. Thanks
Rosemary Pijpers nee Fotheringham Posted on 23 Apr 2012 5:08 PM
89th PTS 67-70 just had 45th reunion still looking for missing girls
anita zoer Posted on 10 May 2012 8:10 AM
I have just watched the DVD The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The scenery reminded me of my time at Prince Henry in October 1967, where I was isolated with typhoid. I was told at the time that mine was the first reported case since WWll. Anyway, the memories triggered a Google search for photos of PH, as I have such beautiful memories of being so well cared for, not to mention the beautiful view down to the ocean. Gorgeous! When I saw the photo of this young nurse, I instantly felt the timing was spot on. All the staff, interns and students who came to look at me, take all details, leaving no stone unturned in their search for the source, were just lovely, and this is my first real opportunity to say a huge Thank You.
Kerry Wilson (nee Kearney) Posted on 20 Aug 2012 9:53 AM
Trained at Prince Henry Hospital January, 1968 to June 1972. Unfortunately over the years have lost touch with very good friends I trained with during those years, would love to hear from them.
Sue Eaton ( nee Harvey) Posted on 16 Oct 2012 10:57 PM
I began my training at PHH in October 1965. I found this site this evening when I was wondering if it's possible to find lists of the nurses who trained all those years ago. Would love to hear from any who may remember me. I do remember Rosemary Fotheringham at least by name.
jill (sterling) Posted on 23 Mar 2013 10:14 PM
trained @ PHH 1957-1960,have just celebrated our 56year reunion with 10 of our PTS
Liz Posted on 31 Aug 2013 11:28 PM
I was a baby sent here for adoption in 1968 from Morwell. I spent a lot of time here. I am looking for the nurse who looked after me
jennifer harrold Posted on 02 Sep 2013 10:05 PM
I didn't train at PH but worked there from 1978 to 1980. I also lived in the nurses Home. I worked mostly in the diabetic unit and paediatrics. Wonder if anyone remembers me. My maiden name is Flavel.
Jill Rogers (Richards) Posted on 07 Sep 2013 4:22 PM
We are arranging a 50 year reunion on 18th Jan 2013 for nurses who began pts Jan 1964. We have lost touch with Kate Peake and would love to make contact to make the group complete.
Lois Currie (Morton) Posted on 02 Feb 2014 10:24 AM
Does anybody know if there is to be a 50th reunions for April 1964 - 1967
Christine meni Posted on 07 Feb 2014 10:08 PM
I trained between 1969-1971. I was Nurse Erotokritou. If anyone remembers me I would love to hear from you.
Judy Peiris(Davison) Posted on 19 Mar 2014 3:24 PM
Class of March 1961. Have kept in touch and shared many wonderful reunions. Off to the Dandenongs tomorrow for a 'sleepover' to celebrate 50 years since graduation. Great memories not just of nursing but growing up together, sharing life's highs and lows.
Christine Sargood (Mierisch) Posted on 21 Mar 2014 6:18 PM
March 61"girls ",had a great anniversary celebration at Chestnut Lodge Kallista. Seven of us thoroughly enjoyed being 18 years old again even if it was only in our imagination. We all value our long friendships fostered at PHH. How lucky we are to still have each other after all these years.

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