‘Old age is not a war disability’ : Debating aged care for nurses of world war i in post-1945 australia

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Hutchison, Margaret. (2021). ‘Old age is not a war disability’ : Debating aged care for nurses of world war i in post-1945 australia. Australian Historical Studies. 52(1), pp. 63-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2020.1846572
AuthorsHutchison, Margaret
Abstract

Australia’s repatriation system was generally considered one of the most generous in the world when it was established during World War I, but the care it provided to veterans has been the subject of much debate since its inception. In the 1950s, the Repatriation Department faced specific criticisms from voluntary organisations, such as the Returned Services League of Australia and Edith Cavell Trust Fund, over access to repatriation hospitals and aged care for returned nurses of World War I. Focusing on these debates between the voluntary sector and the federal government around the care provisions for this group of veterans, the article explores the reactionary attitudes of the Repatriation Department to the needs of these women as they reached old age. It argues that returned nurses faced considerable disadvantages in accessing benefits from the department on the basis of gender, which were further accentuated as they aged.

Year2021
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citation52 (1), pp. 63-78
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1940-5049
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2020.1846572
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85100816821
Page range63-78
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