Dora Elizabeth BURCHILL
Also known as: Elizabeth
Born: 4 January 1904
Died: 3 December 2003Additional Information:
“Elizabeth Burchill became a triple certificate nurse in the 1930s. She [was] a registered nurse in seven countries.” After retirement, she completed three degrees: Bachelor and Master of Arts, Monash University, and Bachelor of Literature, University of Melbourne.
1930-1932 - Pioneer Nurse, Australian Inland Mission; Innamincka, South Australia.
1937 - Member of British Ambulance Unit, Spanish Civil War.
1940-1946 - Captain, Second Australian Imperial Force Army Nursing Service, serving in Australia, Palestine, and Egypt.
1946-1947 - Chief woman announcer, 3SR Shepparton, Victoria, broadcasting “the womens’ session in the morning and the childrens’ in the afternoon then broadcast social occasions in the evening”.
1947 - Labrador Memories published, of her service with the International Grenfell Association at Indian Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1950 - Nurse in Darwin, Northern Territory at the first infant welfare clinic.
1960 - Innamincka published, of her experiences there.
1961-1963 - Nurse in New Guinea.
1965-1967 - Nurse in Europe.
1969-1971 - Nurse in United States of America and Canada.
1975 - Won Short Story Award - Department of Repatriation & Veteran Affairs.
1981 - The Paths I've Trod published.
1992 - Australian Nurses Since Nightingale 1860-1990 published.
8 June 1998 - Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), service to nursing, particularly as an historian, author and philanthropist.
Amazing story unfolds down memory lane. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
Kinch, Simon. Japanese translate Elizabeth. newspaper unknown. date unknown:page unknown.
Sherson, Susan (Sue Terry). “The Paths I’ve Trod”. Australian Nurses Journal. date unknown:page unknown.
Burchill, D. E. I REMEMBER --- 1940 --- aboard Y4 headquarters ship.
Hospital for Lonely Interior Settlers: Burke and Wills Link. Adelaide Advertiser. 1931 (date unknown):page unknown.
Sullivan, Jane. A way of adventure. The Age. February 11, 1983:10.
Morgan, Peg. Nurse to the world. Eastern Standard. July 17, 1984:5.
1989. War nurse to open this year’s festival. newspaper unknown. 1989 (date unknown):page unknown.
A trip to remember. Nunawading Gazette. June 14, 1989:page unknown.
Mission home restored. Nunawading Gazette. July 1994 (day unknown):page unknown.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Citation for Sister Elizabeth Burchill who was conferred with the award Doctor of Nursing Honoris Causa, 7 June 1995.