Everyone who has watched the great new ABC drama, Anzac Girls, will be glad to know that one of the collections of diaries and letters of one of nurses who featured in the series and served on Lemnos has been re-published.
Sister Olive Haynes, who served with the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital on Lemnos, kept a beautiful diary and wrote many letters during her war service. These record here experiences on Lemnos in vivid detail. Olive's letters and diaries was one of the main sources for the ABC miniseries.
Olive Haynes has been chosen by the WA Museum to represent the Anzac nurses at the National Anzac Centre at Albany, WA, at its opening in November 2014.
These were edited and published as a book - along with a number of oroignal photographs, by her eldest daughter, Margaret Young, who was also a nurse. Published by the Australian Down syndrome Assocation Inc in 1991, this book has become hard to find.
for more information about the book, click here.
It has now been republished and is available to purchase.
You can order this great book from Adelaide Online Computers for $25 plus frieght costs - $7 Adelaide Metro Courier or $12 Australia Post everywhere else in Australia.
To order, click here.
Thanks to Arlene Bennett of the Nurses Memorial Centre, Melbourne, for this information.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee