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Aboriginal or Torrest Stait Islander: Yes

Special Achievements:

1938 - Nellie Lester was the first Aborigine to attend High School at Quorn, South Australia.
First Aboriginal, triple certified, nursing sister. 
First Matron of Aboriginal descent, when appointed to Gumeracha Hospital, Gumeracha, South Australia.

Additional Information:

Graduated from Bethesda Hospital, Claremont, Western Australia.

Dr John Thomas mentored her from Port Augusta, South Australia.  Nellie was at Colebrook Children’s Home in Quorn, South Australia.