Chatfield, Florence (1867-1949)

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Chatfield, Florence, (OBE) (1867-1949)
Field of activity
Nurse; Medical Administrator; Hospital administrator
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Florence Chatfield (1867-1949), and Ellen Barron (1875-1951), were nurses. Florence Chatfield was born on 1 February 1867 at Worthing, Sussex, England, daughter of William Chatfield, confectioner, and...

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From 1900-1934 Florence Chatfield was matron and then superintendent of the Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases, Queensland. She was also supervisor and organiser of the Queensland Government Baby Clinics from their inception in 1918. In 1904 she presided over the founding meeting of the Queensland Branch of the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association (now Royal Australian Nursing Federation), and worked for it in many ways for over 40 years. She was appointed OBE - Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 1 January 1932, for her work as superintendent of the Chronic Diseases Hospital.

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Florence Chatfield was Matron and then Superintendent of the Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases, Queensland from 1900-34. She was also supervisor and organiser of the Queensland Government Baby Clinics from their inception in 1918. She presided over the founding meeting in 1904 of the Queensland Branch of the Australasian Trained Nurses' Association (now Royal Australian Nursing Federation), and worked for it in many ways for over 40 years. She was also a foundation member and trustee of the Nurses' Rest Home and Benevolent Fund.

  • Life event - Arrived in Queensland
  • Career position - Domestic servant
  • Education - Nursing training at Brisbane General Hospital
  • Career position - Charge Nurse at Brisbane General Hospital
  • Career position - Deputy Matron at Brisbane General Hospital
  • Career position - Matron and then Superintendent at Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases
  • Career position - Supervisor and Organiser of Queensland Government Baby Clinics from their inception
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Chatfield, Florence
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Chatfield, Florence (1867-1949) and Barron, Ellen (1875-1951)
    Law, Glenda
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  3. Chatfield, Florence (1867 - 1949), Biographical Entry
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  6. Florence Chatfield - Records
    Series: Maternal and Child Welfare Division, Brisbane
    'History of the Maternal and Child Welfare Service, Queensland'.
  7. Florence Chatfield - Records
    [1900 - 1934]
    Series: Queensland State Archives
    Health and Home Affairs correspondence c1900-34.
  8. Florence Chatfield - Records
    [1904 - 1944]
    Series: Australian Nurses Federation, Brisbane
    Council minutes of the Australian Trained Nurses Association 1904, 1922-44 and Annual Reports 1922-35.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Chatfield, Florence
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Chatfield, Florence (1867-1949) and Barron, Ellen (1875-1951)
    Law, Glenda
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 622-623
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003

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    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Friday 29 June 1934 p 3 Article
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