NEWS HEADLINES

The Vivian Bullwinkel Project

  

LTCOL Vivian Bullwinkel life’s work in nursing is a relevant and inspirational story that continues to encourage nurses in providing exceptional health care.

 

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Foundation is fundraising for the commissioning and installation of a sculpture of LTCOL Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA to be installed in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.

  

This commission will be the first sculpture to commemorate the service of an individual woman or nurse in the Memorial’s grounds.

About LTCOL Vivian Bullwinkel 

LTCOL Vivian Bullwinkel life’s work in nursing is a relevant and inspirational story that continues to encourage nurses in providing exceptional health care.Vivian Bullwinkel served as a nurse in WWII and became a prisoner of war in Sumatra.  Following her release, she became the Matron of (the then) Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital in Melbourne and established the Australian Nurses Memorial Centre (ANMC) with two of her fellow prisoners of war in Sumatra. 

 

She was a persistent advocate for better education and conditions for nurses and the first female member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial.

 

An AFA connection

 The Vivian Bullwinkel Lodge in Merriwa, WA, one of RAAFA’s residential aged care centres, was so named in recognition of her great personal sacrifice, dedication and commitment to Australia.

This sculpture will commemorate all nurses and midwives and remind us of their contributions of selfless service to Australia whether in war or in peace.

 

How you can help us remember – donate now.

 

Donations may be made in support of this timely and magnificent project through the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Foundation website acnfoundation.org.au or by contacting:

 

Laurie Staub, Director of Philanthropy at laurie.staub@acn.edu.au or call 0434 133 619.

 

Read more about LTCOL Vivian Bullwinkel below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE NEWS 

DVA Veteran Family Strategy

NEWS HEADLINES  The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is in the process of developing its first Veteran Family Strategy and has invited comment from a number of ESO’s, including the Air Force Association.   Background In the 2021-22 Budget, the Government...

DVA & Services Australia

NEWS HEADLINES  The Department of Veterans Affairs has advised that it has been working with Services Australia to provide services and support to veterans and their families via a Standardised Service Offer that delivers a more equitable and connected face-to-face...

From the President

NEWS HEADLINES  I am pleased the Association has achieved several milestones since my February 2021 Report and that several veteran support initiatives are well underway. 2021 is likely to be a significant year in the Association’s history.   Air Force...

RAAF Founding Father Sculpture

NEWS HEADLINES  A bronze sculpture commemorating RAAF Founding Father, Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams nears completion at Moonta, SA. The Air Force Association is proud to be supporting the establishment of a life size sculpture of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams,...

A Gathering of Eagles

NEWS HEADLINES  ‘A Gathering of Eagles’   The 81st Anniversary of the Battle of BritainandCentenary Year of the Royal Australian Air Force   A National Commemoration of Air Power and Air Forces   Hobart, Tasmania 10 - 12 September 2021   A ‘Gathering of Eagles’...

Royal Commission – AFA Response

NEWS HEADLINES  The Air Force Association has submitted its input to the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.   You can read the full submission (please click the image below): You can also view this and other veterans'...

ADF Firefighter Support Scheme

NEWS HEADLINES    The Air Force Association's lengthy lobbying for financial and health support for ADF firefighters who served at RAAF Point Cook Fire Training School from 1957-86 has finally paid off. On 11th May 2021 the Morrison Government announced in its Federal...

2021 AFA Service Awards

NEWS HEADLINES    The Brian & Nora O'Connor Award, and the Geoff Michael Award recognise outstanding or exceptional service to the Air Force Association.   The Brian & Nora O'Connor Award is awarded to an organisation that has rendered "outstanding"...

Our Air Force, Our Culture

NEWS HEADLINESA Message From The Air Force Association     ‘OUR AIR FORCE, OUR CULTURE’ –THE RE-VECTORING OF AIR FORCE CULTURE   As part of the Air Force Centenary celebrations, Chief of Air Force announced his intention to ‘re- vector’ Air Force culture to...

Royal Commission Terms of Reference

NEWS HEADLINES  The Royal Commission into Defence & Veteran Suicide will consult with veteran support organisations on the draft Terms of Reference.  The Morrison Government recently announced it would request the Governor-General to establish a Royal Commission...