Nurses from Zululand to Afghanistan

An Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition

Australian nurses have been going to war for well over 100 years, but their important contribution to Australia’s overseas military operations often goes unreported.

The Australian War Memorial’s latest travelling exhibition Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan explores the involvement of nurses from the first known Australian in the Zulu War of 1879, right up to the experiences of the male and female nurses serving in recent conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Using the Memorial’s rich collection, the exhibition will highlight the personal stories of army, air force and navy nurses who have served overseas, the difficulties and challenges they faced, and their determination to care for the sick and wounded come what may.

Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan is a great exhibition for school excursions, particularly for years 6,9 and 10 history and is supported by excellent teacher resources:




Event Details

04 September 2014 09:30 AM - 26 October 0214 05:00 PM