Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Nurses and Midwives

 

Midwives are listed on birth certificates. See Birth Registration Records under Birth Records.

Nurses are employed in hospitals and asylums. See Hospital Records. Also see Mental Asylum Records.

Nurses serve in the defence forces. See Military Service Records.


REGISTRATION OF MIDWIVES


The registration of midwives began in Victoria in 1915. Unregistered people were prevented from practising midwifery from this time. Lists of registered midwives appeared annually in January in the Victorian Government Gazette from 1916 until 1929. After this they are included with the nurse registers. See Government Gazettes.

 

VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY HISTORY ORGANSATIONS - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NURSE AND MIDWIVE REGISTERS

These include midwives registers 1916-1956 and nurses registers 1925-1956. They are text searchable.

https://vafho.com/2018/04/18/midwives-and-nurses-a-gift-from-vafho/


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has indexed into their Genealogical Index of Names (GIN) the following:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

Public Record Office Victoria has the following:

This is not online.

Public Record Office Victoria has records relating to the Midwives Board of Victoria 1916-1929.

This is not online.

 

REGISTRATION OF NURSES


The registration of nurses began in Victoria in 1923. Unregistered people were prevented from practising nursing from this time. Lists of registered nurses appeared annually in January in the Victorian Government Gazette from 1925; these were either a full register or a supplementary list. Midwives (see above) were included from 1929 and mental nurses from 1950. See Government Gazettes.

 

VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY HISTORY ORGANSATIONS - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NURSE AND MIDWIVE REGISTERS

These include midwives registers 1916-1956 and nurses registers 1925-1956. They are text searchable.

https://vafho.com/2018/04/18/midwives-and-nurses-a-gift-from-vafho/


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has indexed into their Genealogical Index of Names (GIN) the following:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

OFFLINE: Public Record Office Victoria has the following:

These are not online.

Public Record Office Victoria has records relating to the Nurses Board of Victoria 1924-1958, Victorian Nursing Council 1958-1994 and Nurses Board of Victoria 1994-2010.

These are not online.

 

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH PRACTITIONER REGULATION AGENCY - REGISTER OF PRACTITIONERS

At present in order to practise nurses need to be registered.

www.ahpra.gov.au/registration/registers-of-practitioners.aspx

 

HONOURS


FINDMYPAST - REGISTER OF THE ROYAL RED CROSS 1883-1994

The Royal Red Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for exceptional services in military nursing.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/register-of-the-royal-red-cross-1883-1994

 

WEBSITE


PHYLLIS WILSON - NURSES WHO DIED DURING OR AS A RESULT OF WAR SERVICE SINCE THE BOER WAR

http://www.members.optushome.com.au/lenorefrost/nurses.html

 

 

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