The Sudden Storm

On the 81st Anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke and the massacre on Radji Beach, listening to this podcast is an emotional tribute, as you will laugh, cry and be amazed as Megan Spencer recreates moments in time, taking the listener to almost relive the experience with brilliant storytelling and the finer details taken to produce the … Read More

Belalau & Beyond Presentation

The Australian Nurses Memorial Centre History & Heritage Committee presents “Belalau & Beyond” by Dr Judy Balcombe. Dr Judy Balcombe has a deep interest in the lives of nurses and civilians who were in the Sumatran POW camps during the Second World War- particularly survivors of the Vyner Brooke which was sunk whilst escaping from Singapore in 1942. Judy brings … Read More

Australia Day Honours

Maxin Duke

The ANMC Board congratulates Emeritus Professor Maxine Duke AM on the recent Australia Day honours.  We are very proud and are privileged to benefit from Professor Dukes expertise as a member of the ANMC Scholarship Committee. Emeritus Professor Maxine Duke AM, has received a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to education, to nursing, and to professional … Read More

Invitation to contribute

Invitation to contribute to an oral history project on nursing during the Vietnam WarMy name is Sarah Fulford and I am a PhD candidate at Curtin University in Western Australia. I am an Australian historian and my research focuses on Australians in warfare, with specific attention to the role of nursing. I am looking for women to contribute to this … Read More