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Bush Nurses Memorial Inscription
Bush Nurses Memorial Inscription

Photographs supplied by Angela Gee, School Executive Officer, Avoca Primary School

The monument commemorates bush nurses who worked in and around Avoca, Rossarden, Stories Creek and the Fingal Valley and was unveiled to mark International Nurses Day on 12 May 2009. 

The interpretive feature recognises the invaluable service that the bush nurses provided in the region up until 1973. The feature includes snippets of information about two local nurses, midwife Maria Raadke and Sister Greta Llewellyn.

The bush nurses dealt singlehandedly with medical emergencies, sickness and childbirth often in harsh and trying conditions.



Address:Esk Highway, Boucher Memorial Park, Avoca, 7213
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.78245
Long: 147.720339
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Designer:Bruno Barcodi


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 12th May, 2009
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au