Story: Clothes

Nurses' uniforms, 1913 (1st of 2)

Nurses' uniforms, 1913

The profession of this group of women is unmistakable. Stiff white caps, clean white aprons over long plain gowns and star-shaped registration medals proclaim them as nurses. The apron-less woman in the centre was probably the matron.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-005392-G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Fiona McKergow, 'Clothes - Uniforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2021)

Story by Fiona McKergow, published 5 Sep 2013