Celebrating the work of WWI nurses

Monday the 25th April marks the 101st anniversary of the ANZAC troops landing on Gallipoli.

But it’s also a time to remember the work Aussie nurses were doing behind the scenes to treat wounded soldiers.

From administering anaesthetic to teaching doctors how to use X-rays – a relatively new technology at the time – nurses were invaluable assets to the Australian army.

Dr Kirsty Harris is from the University of Melbourne, and has spent copious amounts of time researching nurses – all because her grandmother was a WWI nurse.

Producer: Ellen Leabeater

Image: State Library of South Australia

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