Celebrating 200 years of nursing and midwifery in Australia

Nurse and Midwife exhibition postponed to early 2021



Sister Sarah Waters 1915, during a meningitis epidemic, Alfred Hospital Nurses League collection, reproduced with permission

Her Place Women’s Museum Australia pays tribute to the nurses and midwives of Australia in an exhibition, acknowledging the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Drawing on more than 200 years of history, and set against a backdrop of social and political change, the exhibition showcases nurses and midwives, past and present. It highlights roles in civilian and military life, in peace-keeping spheres, in practice, business, politics, activism and advocacy. This celebration reminds us why nurses and midwives are consistently awarded most trusted status in public surveys of the professions.

Given the Covid-19 conditions, the exhibition launches in early 2021.

If you would like to be part of this exhibition and share your experience as a nurse or midwife during COVID 19, click here:

Your contribution will form part of the exhibition and be shared with your colleagues and the community.

The exhibition is hosted in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria, supported by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Victorian Government.