RHSV September Lecture: Bush Nursing with Susan Priestley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 05:15 PM


Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Lauren Indiveri-Clarke

Join author and historian, Susan Priestley, for a lecture exploring the establishment and growth of bush nursing across non-metropolitan Victoria.


Priestley’s commissioned history of the first 75 years of the Victorian Bush Nursing Association, published in 1987, preceded the wind-up of the Association by nearly a decade. Earlier this year, Priestley had the opportunity to review her work for a medical history conference; this lecture is an extended version of that paper. 


In the light of the ongoing political debate about the provision of health care and health funding in Australia, it becomes clear that some of the underlying principles in the establishment and growth of the Victorian Bush Nursing Association across non-metropolitan Victoria, and the interplay of people’s lives with the changing circumstances of their communities, illustrate aspects of the wisdom to be found in history.




Who:  Susan Priestley, author and historian, in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria


What: Lecture and Q&A with author and historian, Susan Priestley


When: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Refreshments at 5.15pm and lecture at 5.45pm with Q&A immediately following 


Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000


Cost: RHSV members free and $10 for non-members


Contact: 9326 9288 or [email protected]

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