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Oral Histories

  Legend:
Spoke Bullet Available from RAH Archives
Leaf Bullet Available from Director, IMVS
Track Bullet Available from Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Cross Bullet Restricted Access

 

 
Name
Title of office at interview
Date
Interviewer
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Dr R.C. Angove Emeritus Physician, RAH 25-5-95 & 1-6-95
[RAH A00126]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr L. Barrett Past Chairman, Board of Directors, RAH 13-2-1986
[IMVS A0247]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Mr I Blight Nursing Director, Mediflight 08-10-08
Ms M Way
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr J.A. Bonnin Past Director, IMVS

30-10-1985
[IMVS A0156]

Dr B. Nicholson
  Prof T Brown Head, S.A. Dental Service 12-03-03 Mr W Ricketts
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Ms R. Bryant Nurse Consultant, Victoria 1997 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof C. Burrell Head, Medical Virology, IMVS

27-11-1985
[IMVS A0167]

Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Dr A.D. Byrne Emeritus Gynaecologist, RAH 1993
[RAH A00130]
Mr W. Ricketts
  Dr AG Campbell Emeritus Surgeon, RAH 04-07-02 Dr B Nicholson
  Mr V Carpenter Formerly Works
Superintendent, RAH
15-02-01 Dr J Durdin
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Ms K. Challinger Director of Nursing, RAH 1998 Dr J. Durdin
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Miss D. Clarke Retired Nurse, RAH 1991 Dr J. Durdin
  Dr AR Clarkson Emeritus Head, Renal Unit RAH 21-06-04 Dr J Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr R.L. Clifford Chairman, Council, IMVS 3-12-1986
[IMVS A0337]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Mr G Coles Formerly Chairman
Board of Directors, RAH
19-10-04
[IMVS A0337]
Dr J Durdin
  Ms Joanna Cother Former Nurse, RAH 30-07-08
Ms M Way
  Miss J Cottle Retired RAH Nursing Administrator 18-07-96 Dr J Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Lady de Crespigny Widow of Sir C. Trent de Crespigny 26-9-1986
[IMVS A0310]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr D.G. Davies Past Secretary, IMVS 22-1-1987
[IMVS A0359]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr D.A. Downs Past Secretary, IMVS 7-5-1987
[IMVS A0362]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Mrs E. Eadie(nee Butler) Retired Nurse, RAH 1993 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mrs F. Edwards Divisional Infection Surveillance Officer, IMVS 25-3-1987
[IMVS A0409]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr R.G. Edwards Deputy Director, IMVS 6-11-1985
[IMVS A0157]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr. J. Estcourt Hughes Emeritus Surgeon, RAH 27-2-1986
[M0087] - not transcribed
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr G.E. Ford Veterinary Clinical Pathology Division, IMVS 11-4-1986
[IMVS A0297]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Ms C. Gaston Nurse Consultant 1998 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr D. Geary Biochemist, IMVS 10-6-1993
[IMVS A0564]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr R. Giesecke Veterinary Science Division, IMVS 21-4-1986
[IMVS A0298]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr K. Gifford Technologist, Blood Transfusion Service, IMVS 24-1-1986
[IMVS A0235]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Dr F Gilligan Emeritus Director
Resuscitation and Retrieval Services
27-07-06 Dr J Durdin
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Miss C. Gray Retired Telephonist, RAH 1993[A00136] Dr J. Durdin
  Dr Rollo Greenlees Emeritus Surgeon, RAH 25-09-02 Dr B Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr D.A. Handley Director of Pathology, Modbury Hospital 5-12-1985
[IMVS A0226]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke Bullet Dr B.S. Hanson Emeritus Radiation Oncologist, RAH 9-5-1989
[RAH A00131]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Mr R.L. Hooper Emeritus Administrator, RAH 1993 Mr W. Ricketts
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Ms S. Jones Laboratory Technician, Histopathology Division, IMVS 11-6-1993
[IMVS A0530]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Dr J Jose Clinical Director
Surgical Specialities Unit RAH
23-06-06 Dr J Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr B.J. Kearney Director, IMVS 6-11-1985
[IMVS A0159]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke Bullet Dr H.D. Kennare Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Dental Service 1998
[RAH A00127]
Mr W. Ricketts
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr R.J. Kimber Head of Haematology, IMVS 27-11-1985
[IMVS A0165]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke Bullet Dr J. Lavis Emeritus Dentist 1998
[RAH A00130]
Mr W. Ricketts
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Dr L. Long Director of Nursing 1996 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof. B.P. Marmion Senior Medical Research Fellow, Human Immunology, IMVS 12-2-1986
[IMVS A0246]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Ms S. McCulloch Retired Nurse Educator, RAH 1998 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr. A.G. McGregor Past Chairman of Council, IMVS 30-1-1986
[IMVS A0236]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr. I. McLachlan Past Chairman of Council, IMVS 11-12-1986
[IMVS A0338]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Ms N. Mitchell Past Secretary to Director, IMVS 19-3-1987
[IMVS A0406]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr B. Moore Chief Hospital Scientist, Medical Virology, IMVS 8-4-1987
[IMVS A0356]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Dr B. Nicholson Emeritus Medical Superintendent 1994 Mr W. Ricketts
  Dr P Nicholson Retired Anaesthetist, RAH 11-02-03 Dr B Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Dr B. O'Brien Private Nurse Practitioner 1997 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mrs A. Paxton
(nee Buttfield)
Past Laboratory Assistant, IMVS 15-1-1987
[IMVS A0357]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Miss E. Pearson Retired Principal Nurse Educator 1997 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof V.D. Plueckhahn Professor of Bacteriology, Geelong University 8-10-1987
[IMVS A0436]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr J.O. Poynton Past Director, IMVS 21-11-1985
[IMVS A0219]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr R. Rac Veterinary Histopathologist, IMVS 7-4-1986
[IMVS A0292]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof P. Rhodes Past Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide 23-7-1993
[IMVS A0521]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr B. Routley Business Director, IMVS 15-12-1986
[IMVS A0351]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Mrs M Sandberg Gardenerís daughter AH 08-09-03 Dr J Durdin
  Dr P Sharley Deputy Director, ICU 03-09-09 Ms M Way
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Mrs J. Skinner (nee Prince) Retired Nurse, RAH 1994 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr T.W. Steele Director, Bacteriology, IMVS 13-11-1985
[IMVS A0161]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr G.C. Strutton Past Secretary, IMVS 14-1-1987
[IMVS A0355]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr H.D. Sutherland Past Director, IMVS & Emeritus Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RAH 28-11-1985
[IMVS A0218]
Dr B. Nicholson
  Dr D Sutherland Emeritus Head,
Thoracic Surgery Dept. RAH
27-11-85 Dr J Durdin
Dr B Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr D.W. Thomas Head, Clinical Chemistry, IMVS 14-11-1985
[IMVS A0163]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Ms B. Uren Past Sister-in-charge Haematology Blood Transfusion Service, IMVS 6-3-1986
[IMVS A0275]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof M.A. Vadas Director of Immunology, IMVS 1-4-1987
[IMVS A0405]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Prof B. Vernon-Roberts Director of Tissue Pathology, IMVS 29-11-1985
[IMVS A0224]
Dr B. Nicholson
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Dr P. Watts Past Director of Animal Science, IMVS 10-2-1986
[IMVS A0242]
Dr B. Nicholson
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Mrs P. Wilkinson(nee Dowdell) Professional Officer, ANF 1997 Dr J. Durdin
Spoke BulletTrack Bullet Mrs C. Wright (nee Bills) Retired Telephonist, RAH 1993 Dr J. Durdin
Leaf BulletTrack Bullet Mr E. Wyld Manager, Laboratory Services, IMVS 7-11-1985
[IMVS A0160]
Dr B. Nicholson

 

Copies of all the above tape recordings and transcripts have been lodged with the State Library.

Supplementary List Of Oral History Interviews With Nurses

In addition to the interviews conducted by Dr Joan Durdin with twelve nurses, two telephonists and one Works Superintendent recorded in the above list, Dr Durdin, interviewed a further 62 nurses who completed training at the RAH.

Their names (and if married, maiden names in brackets) and year of interview, are listed below. Copies of these interviews, and the transcripts, are kept in a file in the Heritage Office. Copies of each have also been lodged with the State Library.

Alice AINSLEE (Gibbs)   1985
Mavis ALLGROVE (Hannah)   1988
Jean ASHTON   1987
Rosemary BAXTER (Anderson)   1986
Elizabeth BRADWELL (Pyman)   1986
Kathleen BROWN   1988
David BURGESS   1998
Enid CHERRY   1976
Jill CLARK (Simpson)   1987
June COCHRANE   1990
Lynley DOHNT   1984
Mollie DUTTON   1983
Helen GALAN0POULOS   1987
Patricia GERARD (Klingberg)   1987
Vera GIBBS   1986
Joyce GODLEE   1985
Mary GOOD (Carter)   1989
Ruth HARRINGTON (Meredith)   1988
Elsa HAY-TAYLOR(Butler)   1985
Ermentrude HENDERSON
(Van Senden)
  1995
Gwen HENDERSON   1995
Juliet HORROCKS   2004
Elsie HUGHES   1987
Ruth HURN (Greisbach/Routledge)   1990
Nora JACOB   1985
Irene KENNEDY   1985
Tamara KUTSCHUK   1987
Leonnie LAMBERT    
Betty LOCKWOOD   1988
Aileen MONCK   1987
Lorna MOORE (Woolcock)   2004
Norma NEILL (Truscott)   2006
 
Constance NEWMAN   1988
Sybil NORMAN   1986
Mollie OGDEN   1985
Barbaba PARKER (North)   1988
Kathleeen PENGELLY (Hennessy)   1984
Edna PEARSON   1997
Judith PORTER   1987
Anne ROBINSON   1897
Lawrence ROSENBERG   1987
Pamela SANDO (Jackson)   1996
Irene SCHINCKEL (Gurner)   1986
Heather SCHUBERT (Duffield)   1988
Vera SEARLE (Knappstein)   1992
Elizabeth SLOGGETT   1996
Nancy SMITH (Homfray)   1985
Sarah SMITH   1998
Pamela SPRY   1989
Anne STURM   1988
Gladys TANNER   1988
Marlienne THOMSON   1988
Margaret TRUDINGER   1987
Kathleen TURNER (Conway)   1976
Elizabeth UREN   1986
Rhonda VILLIS (Pinches)   1985
Mary WALLACE   1985
David WHITE   1988
Eve WURM (Fromm)   1987
Pamela WILKINSON   1997
Jean WILSON   1998
Melinda YELLAND   1998