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Born: 1/04/1836

Died: 22/12/1891

Special Achievements:

She trained at the Nightingale Training School, St Thomas' Hospital.  One month into her training she was selected to lead a team of nurses to establish the Nightingale nursing system in Australia.  She and five others arrived in Sydney, 5 March 1868.  In 1869 she established a training school for nurses at Sydney's 'The Infirmary.'  She returned to England in 1884 due to poor health.


  • References

    MacDonnell, Freda.  (1990, 30 October).  Lucy Osburn – Australia’s First Nurse.  The Illustrated Sydney Hospital Gazette, 3.

  • References

    Gender Education - Projects - Australian Women Honor Roll
    "Ms Lucy OSBORN --- First trained Nurse to work in Australia 1868"

  • References

    Borowski, Eva.  (date unknown).  A nice staff of nurses...  This Australia, 33-35.

  • References

    The Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation.  (date unknown).  Friend, Custodian or Donor?  [Pamphlet].  Sydney, NSW.