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Winifred Marie Narelle BULLARD

Also known as: Narelle

Born: 1900

Died: 1 May 1983

Special Achievements:

1937 - Began first Girl Guides Association in Tanganyika, Africa.

1953 - First Australian Deaconess to receive Imperial Honours, when appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) and to the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Also was given the Coronation Medal.

Additional Information:

1928 - Ordained in St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, New South Wales, by the Archbishop of Sydney.

1928-1958 - Missionary with Church Mission Society of Australia, serving in Tanganyika, (now Tanzania) Africa, as a nurse/missionary serving mothers and babies.

1937 - Obtained a certificate of degree as Associate of the London School of Music and qualified to teach piano.

1958 – Retired, returning to Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, where she set up a Christian house of healing.


Resources

  • Image - Winifred Bullard

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Don and Lorna Bullard, from WMoA Winifred BULLARD file.


  • Image - Winifred Bullard

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Don and Lorna Bullard, from WMoA Winifred BULLARD file.


  • Image - The clinic, Kongwa, with Narelle and native assistants.

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Don and Lorna Bullard, from WMoA Winifred BULLARD file.


  • Image - Narelle Bullard with her trained nurses

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Don and Lorna Bullard, from WMoA Winifred BULLARD file.


  • References

    Fear and Ignorance of African Women. The Rosendale Free Press. June 12, 1937:page unknown.

    Stories of Mission Work in Africa. The Rosendale Free Press. July 3, 1937:page unknown.

    Bullard, (Deaconess) W. Narelle. “The Last Twenty Years”.