Training the natives as nurses in Australia: So what went wrong?

Best, Odette (2015) Training the natives as nurses in Australia: So what went wrong? In Sweet, Helen & Hawkins, Sue (Eds.) Colonial Caring: A History of Colonial and Post-Colonial Nursing. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 104-125.

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The story of the Aboriginal women who participated in Australias nursing history remains largely untold. In the first six decades of the twentieth century, Aboriginal people were confronted with harsh exclusionary practices that forced them to live in settlements, reserves and missions.¹ While many Aboriginal women worked in domestic roles (in white peoples homes and on rural properties), small numbers were trained at public hospitals and some Aboriginal women received training to be native nurses who worked in hospitals on settlements

In this chapter, an indigenous historical lens is applied to the status of Indigenous nurses and midwives in Australia.

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ID Code: 93699
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: History, Medical
ISBN: 9781784996345
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Facilities: Central Analytical Research Facility
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Manchester University Press
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2016 01:22
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 08:03

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