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Jane BELL

Born: 16 March 1873

Died: 6 August 1959

Special Achievements:

1920s - Appointed first tutor Sister and founded first Preliminary Training Course in Victoria.  Matron of Royal Melbourne Hospital.
1934 - Established first post graduate nursing course in Melbourne, Victoria.

Additional Information:

1899 - Founded Royal Australian Nurses Federation and Royal Victorian College of Nursing.  Fought for and won independence of Australian Army Nursing Service in World War I.

1910-1934 - Superintendent of Melbourne Hospital, Victoria.
1 January 1944 - Appointed Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil), for her work as president of the Royal Victoria College of Nursing.
2013 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.