In this section you will find a large collection of oral histories including abstracts, recordings, photos and other information. These histories have been collected from nurses who trained during the 1950s and 1960s and capture both the everyday elements of nursing practice along with some of the more unusual. Here you are able to listen to stories, read brief abstracts, and view photos of the nurses. We would like to thank all the nurses who took the time to share their stories and contribute to the history of nursing in New Zealand.
The Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington holds the full digital copies of all the oral histories stored on this site unless otherwise stated. The link to the Alexander Turnbull Library catalogue can be found here.
We will slowly be adding to this collection over the next few months so check back frequently for updates.