Australian Army Nurses Memorial


Bronze plaque attached to a wall, displaying relief figures of Army nurses.


This plaque was erected to commemorate the service to Australia of the Australian Army Nurses.

Formed in 1898 by Miss E. J. Gould (1860-1941), then Matron of Sydney hospital, the corps in the following years has seen active service in South Africa - Vladivostok - Burma - India - the Persian Gulf - Palestine - Egypt - Salonika - Italy - Greece - France - the United Kingdom - Libya - Crete - Syria - Eritrea - Ceylon - Malaya - New Guinea - New Britain - Solomon Islands - Borneo - Philippines - Moratai - Japan - Korea - Vietnam - at sea and in Australia.

This memorial was erected by the members of the Returned Sisters Sub-Branch of the RSL with the cooperation of the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority and was unveiled by Brigadier Perditta McCarthy RRC, Honorary Colonel, Royal Australia Army Nurses Corps on Monday, 24th November 1980.

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Nurses Walk, The Rocks,
Sydney NSW 2000
Local Government Area
  • Sydney, City of
  • Public square
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Mr John K. Wright, State Library of New South Wales
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
24 November 1980
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