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Nurses: On the Go

What do we see when we look closely?

Examine this postcard and stamp designed by Wendy Tamblyn and sponsored by the Australia Post in 1985 to commemorate the centenary of District Nursing Services in Australia.
Roll over different areas of the postcard to discover answers to the questions below.

    • Q1Can you spot where in Australia the first District Nursing Society was established?
    • A1The first society to provide nursing care for the sick in their homes was established in Melbourne in 1865.
    • Q2How did nurses move around the city?
    • A2By 1906, nurses use bicycles to reach a growing number of clients in the outer suburbs.
    • Q3Can you identify the organization that represents community nurses at the national level?
    • A3Formed in 1969, the Australian Council of Community Nursing Services ensures that community nurses have a voice in national policies.
White female nurse in blue, standing holding a bike, looking at viewer.
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A reproduction of a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Melbourne District Nursing Society, Australia, 1985

    • Q1Can you spot where in Australia the first District Nursing Society was established?
    • A1The first society to provide nursing care for the sick in their homes was established in Melbourne in 1865.
    • Q2How did nurses move around the city?
    • A2By 1906, nurses use bicycles to reach a growing number of clients in the outer suburbs.
    • Q3Can you identify the organization that represents community nurses at the national level?
    • A3Formed in 1969, the Australian Council of Community Nursing Services ensures that community nurses have a voice in national policies.
  • 1Can you spot where in Australia the first District Nursing Society was established?
  • 2How did nurses move around the city?
  • 3Can you identify the organization that represents community nurses at the national level?