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Photograph - Portrait of a Matron, Nurse A. E. Williams (nee Cocking), World War I, 1916 Image Reg. No: MM 133990

One of four black and white photographs contained in a yellow envelope with a postcard, images relate to the hospital ship, Kanowna. The envelope was contained in a diary probably written by sister Alice Elizabeth Cocking, later Sister Williams.

The memoir records life of a nurse on transport ships, in hospitals and on leave. It is written in a school exercise book some time after the event - possibly even after World War II.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Portrait of Matron Strickland in an office on board H.M. Australian Hospital Ship, Kanowna.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Returned Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 142 mm (Height), 85 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, world war i 1914-1918, military memorabilia, nurses, hospital ships, military medical care
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: medical services & facilities
Inscriptions: Hand written in black ink on the front of the photograph; 'Matron Strickland[?] H/S/Kanowna'

Hand written in blue ink on the back of the photograph; 'Photo of / Matron Strickland[?] / Matron Aus H/S/Kanowna / 1916'
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Date Depicted: 1916
Ship Depicted: A.U.S.N Co, 1916
Previous Owner: Alice Williams nee Cocking, 1915-1918

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