'Things They Carried'

The nurses were given advice manuals which dictated their appearance, conduct and possessions whilst working in the colonies, as well as advising on practicalities such as salaries; the nurses were very much in the hands of the colonial authorities. Here we see such a manual from 1902, which advises nurses on their salary, their uniform requirements and other necessary possessions deemed to be essential, such as a full dinner service. Nurses are also advised that they may wish to bring cushions and ornaments from home with them when they travel out to their new place of work.

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