Rockhampton Hospital Committee, Matron and Staff 1919
Title Rockhampton Hospital Committee, Matron and Staff 1919
Description The members of the Rockhampton Hospital Committee, the Matron and members of the staff are pictured in front of the hospital on 7th October 1919. The Matron, Miss Rose Christmas, is in the centre of the front row. On her right is the Chairman of the Hospital Committee, Mr T. B. Renshaw. The person on her left is the Resident Surgeon, Dr F. C. Wooster. The clergyman in the front row, 5th from the left, is almost certainly the Rev. E. Olivant. The photograph was taken on the day that Miss Christmas was farewelled from the hospital after 22 years of service, including thirteen as Matron. A copy of the photograph is in the ACHHA collection. However, this copy, along with confirmation of the identity of the Chairman was provided by Peter Mackay, his great-grandson. The photograph was also published on p. 23 of The Queenslander Pictorial Supplement to The Queenslander, 25 October 1919 with the caption: 'The Committee, Matron and Staff of the Rockhampton Hospital. This group was taken on the occasion of a farewell entertainment given by the committee in honour of Matron Christmas on the eve of her departure to be married. Matron Christmas had been 22 years in the Rockhampton Hospital - nine years as a nurse and 13 as matron. Her predecessor in office had 21 years of service in the institution. F. X. Perroux photo.' The photograph was also printed as a Kodak postcard.
Image Number 392
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original) Mr Peter Mackay, great-grandson of T. B. Renshaw
Subject Christmas, Rosa Annie
Subject Hospital Committees
Subject Nurses
Subject Renshaw, T. B.
Subject Rockhampton Hospital
Coverage - Spatial Rockhampton Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time 7th October 1919
Format of Original photographic print: b&w; scan .tif 72.7 MB 6435 x 3948 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.