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Abell, Elizabeth-Anne Stuart (1926 - )

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Nurse administrator and Nurse
Born: 21 May 1926  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Elizabeth-Anne Stuart Abell was a key figure in Queensland nursing from the 1840s. She was Matron at Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane (1961-1968) and Chief Nursing Officer of the Queensland Department of Health.

Career Highlights

c. 1938 - c. 1943Educated at Clayfield Colleg in Brisbane
1944 - 1947Trainee Nurse (general training) at Brisbane Hospital
1947 - 1948Midwifery training at Brisbane Women's Hospital, Qld
1958Senior Sister at Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1960Florence Nightingale Scholarship received
1961Acting Matron at Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, Qld
1961 - c. 1968Matron at Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1968 - 1975General Matron of North Brisbane Hospital Board, Qld
1975 - 1981Nursing Superintendent at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld
1981 - 1986Chief Nursing Officer of the Queensland Department of Health
1984Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Ailie Smith
Created: 10 February 2003
Modified: 23 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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