Nursing Cavalcade at Town Hall

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Title

Nursing Cavalcade at Town Hall

Subject

Australian Trained Nurses Association tableau, Florence Nightingale, Florence Nightingale Memorial Committee, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, dreams, history of Nursing,Goddess of Health, Hygeia, health, goddess, medieval nuns as nurses, nurses, medical, nun, nuns, medieval nuns, medieval nun, profession, 1951 Federation Jubilee Celebration, celebration

Description

The ‘Hold High the Lamp’ cavalcade was presented at the Sydney Opera House as part of the 1951 Federation Jubilee Celebration. Some 200 nurses and actors took part in an elaborate pageant that told the story of nursing from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Costumes ranged from Eastern robes of 1000 years ago, Crusader and Knights of St. John frocks, to the crisp uniforms of the twentieth century. One of the highlights was the
unaccompanied singing of the Royal Newcastle Hospital nurses dressed as twelfth-century nuns.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Thursday 1 November 1951, p. 1.

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

1 November 1951

Rights

The Sydney Morning Herald

Format

Newspaper Image

Language

English

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Original Format

Photograph in PDF

Citation

“Nursing Cavalcade at Town Hall,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/364.