Ida Grace FRANCIS
Born: 22 July 1892
Died: 28 September 1959Special Achievements:
1923-1925 - First Australian Inland Mission (A.I.M.) at Birdsville Hospital, Birdsville, Shire of Diamantina, Queensland.
1950 - Awarded Member of British Empire (MBE) medal by King George VI.
1932-1933 - Australian Inland Mission (A.I.M.) sister at Victoria Downs Hospital, Northern Territory. Responsible for raising money for memorial Elsey Station Homestead.
During World War II – Commandant of the Volunteer Aid Detachment where she trained 500 volunteers.
Grace helped to set up the Birdsville branch of the Country Women's Association (CWA).
Mchugh, Evan. (2008). Outback Pioneers. Camberwell, Victoria: Viking Australia. Pages 228-240.
Rudolph, Ivan. (2001). Flynn's Outback Angels. Rockhampton, Queensland: Central Queensland University Press. Pages 93-115.