Nurse Rowena (Rene) Gordon, Rockhampton, ca. 1918
Title Nurse Rowena (Rene) Gordon, Rockhampton, ca. 1918
Description Nurse Rowena (Rene) Gordon, Rockhampton, ca., 1918. Nurses photographs were often shared in a postcard format produced by studios. This one has the watermark "Murrays Rockhampton". Rene was appointed to the staff of the Rockhampton Hospital on 30th August 1918. In mid-1919 she made the fateful decision to take a trip on a Government steamer, the SS Llewellyn, to visit frinds in the Bowen area. The ship was lost in heavy seas near St Bees Island east of Mackay on 17th July 1919. None of the 14 people aboard was every found, though a nightdress labelled R. Gordon was retrieved by seaching ships.
Image Number 291
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original)
Subject Gordon, Rowena
Subject Nurses
Subject SS Llewellyn
Coverage - Spatial Rockhampton Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time ca. 1918
Format of Original postcard: sepia 80 x 131 mm; scan .tif 3.91 MB 928 x 1471 pixels
Digital Format image/jpeg
Rights This image is provided for the purpose of private study and research and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.

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