Matron Rosa Annie (Rose) Christmas of the Rockhampton Hospital ca. 1910
Title Matron Rosa Annie (Rose) Christmas of the Rockhampton Hospital ca. 1910
Description Rosa Annie (Rose) Christmas was the fifth to train at the Rockhampton Hospital. She commenced on 11 July 1897 and completed her training in June 1900. Her hospital certificate was signed on 04 January 1901. From February 1901, she held the position of Charge Nurse until being appointed Head Nurse in December 1904. After the resignation of Matron Mary Jane Hood who had been the first nurse to train at the hospital and in Queensland, the Hospital Committee appointed Miss Christmas to the position of Matron on 08 November 1906. The newly-formed Nurses' Registration Board issued her a Certificate of Registration as a General Nurse on 26 March 1913. Miss Christmas resigned as Matron in October 1919 to marry a widower, William Hastie Kennedy, a merchant mariner who was captain of a coastal vessel. In recognition of her 22 years of outstanding service, the Hospital Committee presented her with a silver service with the plate inscribed with a message of appreciation and the names of all members of the Committee.
Image Number 40
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc
Source (Original) Donated by Mrs F. Grosvenor, step-daughter and Meg Pocock, step-grandaughter
Subject Christmas, Rosa Annie
Subject Hospital Matrons
Subject Nurses
Subject Rockhampton Hospital
Coverage - Spatial Rockhampton Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time ca. 1910
Format of Original photographic print: sepia 9.6 cm x 13.6 cm on card; scan .tif file 1.8 MB 1147 x 1626 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.