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

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

Operating theatre

Adelaide Hospital : operating theatre, 1895.
B 23506/3.

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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.

Books and pamphlets

Angorichina for health & holiday, 1938.

Australia. Dept. of Repatriation and Compensation. Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, S.A, 1975.

Barbalet, Margaret. The Adelaide Children's Hospital: 1876-1976: a history by Margaret Barbalet, 1975.

Crystal Brook District Hospital Jubilee 1925-1975, 1975?

The cyclopedia of South Australia in two volumes..., 1907-1909. Vol.2, 1909, pp.132 - 3 Nunyara Sanitorium, Belair; p.134 photo. Miss Hand's Private Hospital, Hutt Street, Adelaide; pp. 307-308 Willows Hospital, Nuriootpa.

Durdin, Joan. They became nurses: a history of nursing in South Australia, 1836-1980, 1991.

50th anniversary Loxton District Hospital Incorp., 26th February 1927-1977 / comp. by Malcolm Schmidtke, 1977.

Forbes, Ian L. D. A history of St. Margaret's Hospital Incorporated, Semaphore..., 1980.

Forbes, Ian L. D. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia 1954-1994, 1994.

Forbes, Ian L. D. The Queen Victoria Hospital, Rose Park, South Australia, 1901-1987, 1988.

Foster, M. Commemorating the centenary of the Port Augusta Hospital, 1875-1975, 1976?
Gibbs, R. M. Not for ourselves: a history of St Andrew's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, 1994.

Gloyne, Jill. You just had to deal with it, 1997.

Hall, Ronald Herbert. The Story of the Southern Districts War Memorial Hospital Incorporated, 1945-1969, 1969.

Haseloff, W. J. The Memorial Hospital: 75 years on, 1995.

Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide , 1990. p.288 Rua Rua Mansions, North Adelaide formerly Ru Rua Private Hospital.

History of dentistry in South Australia 1836-1936 / edited by Arthur Chapman, 1937. Brief history included of the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

The History of the North Eastern Community Hospital Inc., 1967.

Holt, Averil G. Hillcrest Hospital, the first 50 years ; and, Hillcrest Hospital : the last decade, 1999. Ch.1. 'Care of the mentally ill in SA 1836-1913.'

Holt, Averil G. Port Adelaide Casualty Hospital commemorating the first hospital 1862-1884 and the centenary of the second hospital 1884-1984, 1991.

Hughes, J. Estcourt. A history of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1982. pp.189 - 205 'Hospital Row.'

The Hutchinson Hospital, Gawler, 1913 to 1967, 1967?

Jamestown Hospital, 1879-1971, 1971?

Kapunda Hospital Inc. Kapunda Hospital centenary, 1877-1977, 1977.

Kay, Henry T. 1870-1970; commemorating the centenary of Glenside Hospital: Parkside Lunatic Asylum 1870-1913, Parkside Mental Hospital 1913-1967, Glenside Hospital from 1967, 1970.

Last, Peter. The Repat: a biography of Repatriation General Hospital (Daw Park) and a history of repatriation services in South Australia, 1994.

Linn, Rob. Resthaven: 75 years of outstanding care, 2010.

Loxton District Hospital. Loxton District Hospital Inc., 1910-1975, 1976?

Mr and Mrs Nat Solomon's Home for the Aged, Myrtle Bank, South Australia, 1959?
Peake, Andrew Guy. Estcourt House, a history, 1982.