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Vivian Bullwinkel, Fairfield’s matron of honour

PRO HUMANITATE, ‘in the service of humanity’, is the motto of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps. Lieut. Col. Vivian Bullwinkel (pictured left) exemplified this principle to become one of the best-loved and respected nurses of her time. Rejected by … Continue reading

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In the early 1980s the Hon. Joan Child was Australia’s first female Speaker in the House of Representatives in Canberra.  Her electorate secretary, Julie Cooper, was the first lady mayor of Moorabbin, Victoria. Such women set the scene for the … Continue reading

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