Elizabeth Burchill

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“Sister Burchill speaks for all the Australian Inland Mission nurses who brought medical attention to the isolated people of the Inland.’
The Bulletin
“An enthralling story”
The Sunday Mail
“A welcome reprint”
Sydney Morning Herald
“A freshness and vitality unusual in modern literature.”
“Country Life”—Brisbane
INNAMINCKA—the area where explorers Burke and Wills perished in 1861 —an area where human tenacity, climatic desolation and intermittent years of bounty abide. Sister Elizabeth Burchill has had a life of
service and adventure. Fresh from training ,,, in Melbourne she joined the nursing service of the Australian Inland Mission. In 1932, with her term of service ended she went off
to England, gained a further certificate at a London hospital, and later joined a British medical unit caring for refugee children in Spain during the Civil War. In 1937 Sister Burchill joined Wilfred Grenfell’s medical mission on the bleak Labrador coast. With the outbreak of war Sister Burchill became one of the first Sisters in the Australian Army Nursing Service serving with the 2nd A.I.F. in Palestine and Egypt. Then followed a term as chief woman announcer on station 3SR, Victoria and later a return to nursing in Darwin and a brief trip as a Plunkett nurse to New Zealand. More recently she was Sister in Charge of the Child Welfare Clinic on Thursday Island following this with nursing service in New Guinea. Despite her busy life, Sister Burchill has achieved considerable success in writing and is now working on a fourth book.

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