Posts Tagged ‘hospital’

A Milton ‘institution’, Matron Gwenda Porter

Gwenda Porter arrived in Milton by bus in 1940 and was said to have told the bus driver that she would be back on it the next day after seeing how small the town and hospital were. Instead, she stayed on as Matron at Milton Ulladulla Hospital for the next 32 years, retiring in 1972 and then continuing to live in the district until her death.

Milton’s ‘Angel of Mercy’, Sister Kitty Porter

Australian nurses served with great distinction during World War 1. Although they were often initially not welcomed by officers who thought that the theatre of war was no place for a woman, even a trained nurse, women like Sister Katherine ‘Kitty’ Agnes Lawrence Porter of Milton were soon looked upon as ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ who helped save many lives.