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A memorial commemorates nurses, both civilian and military, who suffered and died whilst representing Australia in times of conflict.


Address:The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park-adjacent to Cenotaph, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 16th February, 2001
Front Inscription

Dedicated to Nurses, both military and civilian, who suffered and died whilst representing Australia in times of conflict.

We used to hear the last post. Oh, a most harrowing sound floating across the river to the hospital…the river was between us and the cemetery.

Behind each ward tent was this little slab of cement and that was for putting the Sawyer stove on…on that you put the steriliser…and could boil up dressings. But you had to light it up. Of course, the wood was nearly always damp.

Lorna Florence Laffer 
Triple Certificated Trained Nurse

119th AGH Adelaide River 1942
Oral History Interview TP737, NT Archives Services.

Erected 2001 by the Northern Territory University Nursing Museum, Royal College of Nursing Australia (NT) and the Australian Nursing Federation (NT)

Source: MA,TOH
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