Sister Dawes, umpire at Wolfe Home tennis courts, 1958, courtesy of Anne Tjaberings,  who trained at Auckland Mental Hospital, 1957-59.

Sister Dawes, umpire at Wolfe Home tennis courts, 1958, courtesy of Anne Tjaberings, who trained at Auckland Mental Hospital, 1957-59.

Scottish Oral History Centre/CSHHH Seminar
Professor Linda Bryder, University of Auckland
Wednesday 17th June, 5.30pm Scottish Oral History Centre, Level 6 Curran Building

From 2012-14 Linda Bryder led an oral history project recording the lives and experiences of sixty nurses who trained in New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. Working with two History students over the summer of 2014-15 she then selected highlights from the interviews to be placed on a website along with short summaries of the nurses’ careers. This project revealed much about the practices and cultures of nursing and nurse training at this time, as well as the wider social and cultural environment of New Zealand. In this talk Linda will reflect on the findings of the project and the value of oral history.

All welcome. Refreshments will be served.


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