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Hospitals, nursing homes and public health in South Australia: Public health in South Australia

Sources for historical information about South Australian health services. Includes information about where to find hospital records.

District Nurse

District Nurse, Murray Bridge, 1953. B 18943.

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Disability Information and Resource Centre. History of disability in South Australia.

Oral Histories

Interview with Dorothy Durdin, 1992. Nursing educator and historian.

Royal Adelaide Hospital Oral History Programme. Interviews with people who have valuable recollections of personal experiences, events and personalities associated with the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

To see if there are oral histories on a particular subject, conduct a keyword or subject search and then 'refine' your search to 'spoken sound' on the left of the screen.

Read more about the State Library's oral history collection here.

Periodical articles

Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia. no. 22, 1994, pp. 82-97. Lesley Abell. 'Holidays and health in early twentieth century South Australia.'

To locate more journal articles, access the State Library's eResources.

Selected South Australian newspapers, published prior to 1955, have been digitised as part of the National Library of Australia’s Trove website.

Further newspaper articles may be identified by using the Manning index to South Australian history, especially:
South Australia - Health

Adelaide - Public health