HerStory

Nancy GREER

Also known as: Nan

Additional Information:

“A triple-certificated nursing sister, Miss Greer travelled the isolated areas of Victoria between 1944 and 1951, braving bushfires, floods, dust storms and all manner of emergencies in her work as an Infant Welfare sister. Later she acted as a relief sister and Matron at various hospitals and for a time ran a Bush Nursing hospital, until in 1954 she was appointed Infant Welfare Officer for the City of Maryborough in Victoria, running two centres in the district for 25 years.” Sheila Spalton


Resources

  • Image - Nancy Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • Image - Nan Greer

    The van “is one that was taken from the Army after the war. I am the person standing next to the van.” Nan Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • Image - Nan Greer

    “The five ton van that two sisters worked all round the Mallee.” Nan Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • Image - Nan Greer

    “Photos of the mum’s [sic] & babies under the trees in the Sea Lake.” Nan Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • Image - Nan Greer

    “We went over to Pinnaroo to have a conference with the carriage from Adelaide.” Nan Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • Image - Nan Greer

    “The van got bogged in the sand on our way to Patchewollock.” Nan Greer

    Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Nan Greer.


  • References

    Greer, N. E. “Never Mind the Baby!”