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    By: Michelle Taylor19th Sep 2020 12:17PMI believe that the nurse 4th from the right is my grandmother Catherine May Barrett (later Watson). She told me that she became a nurse at Newcastle hospital not long after her mother died in August 1921. May (as she was always known) was born 7 Jan 1907 and would have been about 16 when she became a nurse. I believe that she worked at the Newcaslte Hospital until she got married in January 1930. May died in 1990 and unfortunately suffered from dementia later in life. It was her time as a nurse at Newcastle that dominated her thoughts in the last years of her life and she would often announce that she had to get to work or else she'd be "for it" with Matron. I think it was one of the happiest times of her life.
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    Group of nurses standing in grounds of Royal Newcastle Hospital Nurses Home, Newcastle, NSW, [1925]

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