In this HeritageTalk, family historian and researcher Iris Taylor takes us through a brief history of New Zealand nursing up to the First World War.
Covering such incidents as the torpedoing of the Marquette which killed New Zealand Nurses, Iris will describe the 2015 pilgrimage to remember these New Zealand nurses. Iris also visited the Greek island of Lemnos, where the 3rd Australian Field Hospital was set up to take casualties from Gallipoli.
Image credit: Showing a group portrait of 16 New Zealand nurses aboard the deck of the troopship R.M.S. 'Athenic', with one male army officer, and a small boy (in front row). Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 7-A15887
Iris Taylor is a researcher and family historian with an interest in Military History, as several family members have served in the Military from at least the early 1800s. This interest has taken her to Greece, Crete, and Gallipoli several times.
Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories.
HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated.
Space is limited so booking is highly recommended although not always essential. To ensure your place, please phone Research Central on 09 890 2412 or book online.