Osburn, Lucy (1835-1891)

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Osburn, Lucy (1836-1891)
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Nurse; Superintendent; Hospital Nurse; Nurse manager
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Lucy Osburn (1836-1891), hospital nurse, was born on 1 April 1836 at Leeds, England, daughter of William Osburn, Egyptologist, and his wife Ann, née Rimington. She was well educated and 'mistress of several...

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Lucy Osburn was appointed lady superintendent of the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary in 1868. After years of conflict and sectarianism among the staff and board members of the Infirmary, she resigned in 1884 and returned to London.

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Lucy Osburn was Lady Superintendent of the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary (later Sydney Hospital) 1868-1884 and the founder of Nightingale nursing in Australia. She was head of the first (of only two) nursing teams sent overseas by the Nightingale Fund Council to found Nightingale nursing. Through her work at Sydney Hospital she laid the foundations of modern nursing in Australia and pioneered the employment of high status professional women in public institutions.

Lucy Osburn entered the Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas's Hospital, London in September 1866 as a Lady Probationer. She was contracted to the Nightingale Fund (raised from subscriptions during the Crimean War) to work for it for three years after her training. Lady Probationers trained to become, not bedside nurses, but nursing managers. Shortly after Osburn began her training, Florence Nightingale received a request from Henry Parkes on behalf of the New South Wales Government. Parkes's request was for a team of nurses to be sent to the colony to introduce Florence Nightingale's style of nursing at the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary and also to train nurses in Nightingale's methods for hospitals throughout the colony. The request, backed by a detailed memorandum from the influential surgeon Alfred Roberts, impressed Nightingale. Lucy Osburn was one of the few Lady Probationers training and was willing, for health reasons, to migrate to Sydney. Despite missing some three months of her year's training due to illness, she was selected to head the team of nurses to go to Sydney. She finished her training in September 1867, observed midwifery and visited other hospitals before leaving with the five other nurses on 2 December 1867. They were all employed by the New South Wales Government on three year contracts with generous terms of employment.

Lucy Osburn arrived in Sydney on 5 March 1868 and a week later was supervising the nursing of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Victoria's second son, who had been shot in an attempted assassination. She soon set about establishing the fundamentals of Nightingale nursing at the Infirmary. She progressively dismissed the male nurses (wardsmen) and replaced them with female nurses. She introduced training on and off the wards for the nurses. She introduced a hierarchical system of management whereby she was in supreme control of nursing and the nurses. Strict obedience to nursing superiors and medical orders was enforced. Lucy Osburn also introduced the two-tiered system of training she had experienced at St Thomas's: Nurses from the working class entered as ordinary probationers and were expected to remain nurses for the rest of their careers. Sister Probationers were middle class women who trained to become Sisters (ward managers) and could aim to become Lady Superintendents or Matrons.

Lucy Osburn's main problems in her first years were the decrepit building which housed the main wards and that her responsibility and powers were poorly defined. She could do little without the cooperation of the Superintendent who controlled the male staff, or the House Committee who could authorise effective cleaning. She was soon blamed for the dirty, vermin-infested wards under her control but had insufficient power to effectively clean the wards.

Soon after her arrival, Lucy Osburn temporarily rejected the title of Lady Superintendent for one with religious connotations, Lady Superior. It was one of a number of acts which aroused the hostility of the powerful Evangelical faction who became convinced she was trying to set up a quasi-Catholic "nunnery" at the hospital. Accused of ordering the burning of bibles, she was vindicated by a Commission of Inquiry in 1870 but Evangelical hostility remained. With the strong support of Henry Parkes and other influential friends, Lucy Osburn survived numerous other public inquiries, most notably the First Report into the Infirmary by the 1873 Royal Commission into Public Charities. After this Report, her powers were clarified. The role of the hospital as a place of acute care was confirmed with its change of name to Sydney Hospital in 1881.

Lucy Osburn's nursing register, where details of nursing students were recorded, indicates her avoidance of direct praise of her staff. Nevertheless, she was a highly practical manager who insisted on good living conditions for the nurses. Her concern for patients is less obvious in her writings but underlay her actions. Her inexperience, sense of social superiority and insensitivity meant that she failed to exercise effective authority over the Head Nurses (Sisters) who had accompanied her from Britain. They were soon quarrelling and placed Nightingale nursing in disrepute. One became pregnant and had to leave; only one of the other four stayed loyal. At the end of her three year contract, Lucy Osburn agreed to stay on only if the other three Sisters' contracts were not renewed. The hospital and government acceded to her wish, much to the anger of Florence Nightingale and her supporters.

Lucy Osburn's achievement was to reform nursing practice and to train colonial nurses to spread the ideal of trained, disciplined nursing throughout the Australian colonies. These achievements were marred by continual criticism of her autocratic style of management. Finally in 1884, during one of her many bouts of illness and facing a public call for her resignation, she resigned. She travelled extensively then finally settled back in London. In 1886-87 she retrained with the Metropolitan and National Nursing Association, which nursed the poor in their own homes. She was then appointed Superintendent of the Newington and Walworth District among the slums of London's East End. She was partly reconciled with Florence Nightingale but joined the (later Royal) British Nursing Association which became embroiled in the bitter 'battle of the nurses', advocating state registration of nurses against Florence Nightingale's wishes.

Early in 1891 Lucy Osburn resigned, too ill to work. She went to stay with her sister Annie Osburn who headed a successful girls school in Harrogate, Yorkshire. There, just before Christmas 1891, Lucy Osburn died. Her death certificate listed the cause as diabetes. Her death received scant acknowledgment by Sydney Hospital but she has been consistently acknowledged by her admirers and nurses as the founder of Nightingale nursing in Australia. Among the many monuments to her achievements is the Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Museum at Sydney Hospital in her old rooms in the Nightingale Wing of Sydney Hospital.

Lucy Osburn was energetic, clever, and multilingual. She loved entomology, dogs, reading, and was a loyal friend and relative. She battled chronic ill-health with an indomitable spirit. She was sent to Australia ill-equipped and largely achieved a near-impossible task. Her success was in the transformation of nursing practice and consequent improvement in patient care, as well as pioneering high status women's professional careers in public institutions. Her problems owed much to her ill-defined powers and her implementation of a strictly hierarchical, inward-looking system which emphasised obedience at the expense of staff development and mobility.

  • Born in Leeds, Yorkshire [N.B. this date has been incorrectly reported as 10 May 1835]
  • Employed as companion in Jerusalem
  • Entered the Nightingale School of Nursing at St Thomas's Hospital London to train as a Lady Probationer.
  • Left England as head of a team of six nurses to found Nightingale nursing at the Sydney Infirmary in the colony of New South Wales
  • Arrived in Sydney as Lady Superintendent of the Sydney Infirmary
  • Prince Alfred's attempted assassination - Lucy Osburn supervised his nursing at Government House
  • Vindicated by the Inquiry into allegations by the that she was anti-Protestant and favoured Catholics.
  • Royal Commission into Public Charities, First Report 1873 which largely vindicated Lucy Osburn's management
  • Lucy Osburn's resigned due to illness after renewed allegations of mismanagement
  • Re-trained as Superintendent of District Nursing with the Metropolitan and National Nursing Association in London
  • Superintendent of Nursing, Newington and Walworth district, London
  • Died

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  • (Person) Roberts, Alfred (1823 - 1898)

    <p>Alfred Roberts was an honorary surgeon at Sydney Hospital when he campaigned for the introduction of Nightingale nursing in New South Wales. He later opposed Lucy Osburn and was a founder of (later Royal) Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney.</p>

  • (Person) Holden, Frances Gillam (1843 - 1924)

    <p>Frances Holden, Sister Probationer, was dismissed by Lucy Osburn before completing her training at Sydney Hospital. Five years later Holden became Lady Superintendent of the Childrens Hospital in Sydney.</p>

  • (Person) Nightingale, Florence (1820 - 1910)

    <p>Lucy Osburn pioneered Florence Nightingale's system of nursing in Australia.</p>

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Osburn, Lucy
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  3. Osburn, Lucy (1835-1891)
    Griffith, John
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  4. Windeyer family papers, 1829-1943
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    I. PAPERS OF CHARLES WINDEYER, 1829-1844 1829-1844; Papers include permit to select land and copies of documents concerning his work as a police magistrate [original documents transferred to the Archives Office of NSW] (Call No.: MLMSS 186/1) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425) II. PAPERS OF RICHARD WINDEYER, 1829-1849 A. Correspondence, 1834-1848. Correspondence concerning family, legal and business matters, including a letter to Mary Puddefoot from A.M. Thompson, 30 April 1830. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/1) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425) B. Legal and business papers, 1836-1848, including agreements and licences, 1836-1848 and a brief concerning Bank of Australasia v. Bank of Australia, 1843-1844 (Call No.: MLMSS 186/2) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425) C. Miscellaneous financial records, 1829-1849 Ledger, 1829, concerning work as a journalist in England, also reused 1834-1842 as an account book of personal expenses; Farm memorandum book, possibly kept at Tomago, 1834-1840. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/2) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425) Receipts and vouchers, 1836-1849, mainly concerning Tomago. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/3-6) (Request Microfilm: CY 2425) III. PAPERS OF MARIA WINDEYER, 1843-1876 1843-1876; Mainly correspondence, including a letter from H. Camfield to the Rev. J.J. Lamb, 6 Feb. 1847, and receipts (3) for Elizabeth Camfield, 1852-1866. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/7) (Request Microfilm: CY 2653) IV. PAPERS OF SIR WILLIAM CHARLES WINDEYER, 1848-1910 A. Correspondence, 1848-1897. Correspondents include family, members of Parliament, legal and judicial colleagues, staff of Sydney University and Sydney Grammar School, Governors of New South Wales, Florence Nightingale, 1873, Lucy Osburn, 1884, D.S. Mitchell, 10 Oct. 1857 and Henry Parkes, 1866-1893. A list of correspondence with Sir Henry Parkes, compiled by A.W. Martin, is located in Box 21. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/8 (Request Microfilm: CY CY 2466); MLMSS 186/9 (Request Microfilm: CY 2489); [MLMSS 186/10 (Request Microfilm: CY 2473; MLMSS 186/11 (Request Microfilm: CY 2476)) B. Miscellaneous papers, 1846-1910, including school exercise books, 1851, share certificates, 1872-1893, legal judgements, an account of the shipwreck of the 'City of Sydney', 6 Nov. 1862, in which he was involved, herd book, 1884-1910 and other papers concerning Tomago Estate. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/12) V. PAPERS OF LADY WINDEYER, 1854-1911 A. Correspondence, 1854-1911, including a letter to her sister, Anne Jane Bolton, 19 Nov. 1875. Correspondents include Mrs John Dunmore Lang, 1891, Lucy Osburn, 1884-1893, Rose Scott, 1891-1911, Henry Parkes, 1887, Annie Besant, 1894, and deal with women's suffrage, 1891, the Exhibition of Women's Industries and Centenary Fair, 1888, with letters written by competitors in French and Italian and the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/13 (Request Microfilm: CY 2643); MLMSS 186/14 (Request Microfilm: CY 2644); MLMSS 186/15 (Request Microfilm: CY 2645)) B. Miscellaneous papers, 1888-1918, including poems by Lady Windeyer, biographical notes by Margaret Windeyer, certificates (4) concerning the Exhibition of Women's Industries, 1888, and certificates (3) won at agricultural shows, 1907-1909. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/16) VI. PAPERS OF MARGARET WINDEYER, 1885-1939 A. Correspondence, 1885-1939, and miscellaneous papers, 1892-1903, including records of the Womanhood Suffrage League and an essay entitled 'Librarianship as a profession for women'. Correspondents include Lucy Osburn, 1886, A. Dewey, 1894-1913, Rose Scott, 1894-1897, B. Grimshaw, 1907-1911, Mary Gilmore, 1914, and Georgina King, 1914-1922. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/17 (Request Microfilm: CY 2646); MLMSS 186/18 (Request Microfilm: CY 2647)) B. Certificates, 1893-1938, including one from New York State Library School signed by Melvil Dewey, 1900. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/19X) VII. PAPERS OF JANE WINDEYER, 1872-1946 A. Letters received, 1872-1946, 'An Old House' written by Jane Windeyer, 1943, with a bookplate showing the interior of Tomago House and loose items from the scrapbook. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20) B. 'Scrap book of Newspaper Notices, compiled by Jane Windeyer', using an account book kept by a great-uncle at Groombridge Place, Kent, England, 1857-1937, including family letters, 1897-1912. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20) VIII. PAPERS OF RICHARD WINDEYER, 1899-1921 Includes a letter from his son, Richard Michael Windeyer, and receipts concerning Tomago Estate, 1899-1900. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20) IX. PAPERS OF ANNE JANE BOLTON, 1872-1901 Includes verses, letters received, 1872-1901, and biographical notes by Jane Windeyer with related letter, 28 Dec. 1922. (Call No.: MLMSS 186/20) X. INCIDENTAL PAPERS, 1838-1943 (Call No.: MLMSS 186/21) Box 21 includes a contents list for incidental papers in Box 21, and a list, compiled by A.W. Martin, of correspondence between Sir Henry Parkes and Sir William Charles Windeyer in MLMSS 186/8-11.
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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Osburn, Lucy
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 'Be good sweet maid': Sister Probationer Nora Barton at the Sydney Infirmary, 1869-72
    Godden, Judith
    Published: 2001
    Series: Labour History, 80, 141-56
  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
  4. Lucy Osburn c. 1836-1891; founder of the Nightingale system of nursing at Sydney Hospital
    Bowd, D. G.
    Published: Hawkesbury Press, Windsor, New South Wales, 1968
  5. Catalogue for the Exhibition and Launch of the Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation, 11-12 May 2001
    Wrobel, Elinor
    Published: Sydney Hospital, 2001
  6. Miss Nightingale's young ladies; the story of Lucy Osburn and Sydney Hospital
    MacDonnell, Freda
    Published: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1970
  7. Purity and pollution: gender, embodiment and Victorian medicine
    Bashford, Alison
    Published: Macmillan, London, 1998
  8. Sydney's nurse crusaders
    Brodsky, Isadore
    Published: Old Sydney Free Press, Sydney, 1968
  9. A 'lamentable failure'? The founding of Nightingale nursing in Australia, 1868-84
    Godden, Judith
    Published: 2001
    Series: Australian Historical Studies, 32, 117, 276-91
  10. 'Like a possession of the devil': the diffusion of Nightingale nursing and Anglo-Australian relations
    Godden, Judith
    Published: 2001
    Series: International History of Nursing Journal, 7, 52-58
  11. Say Little, Do Much: Nurses, Nuns and Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century
    Nelson, Sioban
    Published: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2001
  12. Women's Mission and Professional Knowledge: Nightingale nursing in colonial Australia and Canada
    Godden, Judith and Helmstadter, Carol
    Published: 2004
    Series: Social History of Medicine, 17, 2, 157-74
  13. Osburn, Lucy (1835-1891)
    Griffith, John
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1974
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5, 377-378
  14. Report of Sub-Committee into allegations of the Protestant Standard
    Published: New South Wales, 1870-71
    Series: New South Wales Legislative Assembly Votes and Proceedings, 4
  15. Royal Commission into Public Charities, First Report
    Published: New South Wales, 1873-74
    Series: New South Wales Legislative Assembly Votes and Proceedings, 6
  16. Lucy Osburn and her five Nightingale nurses
    Susman, M. P.
    Published: 1965
    Series: Medical Journal of Australia, 1, 633
  17. The History of the Sydney Hospital from 1811 to 1911
    Watson, J. Frederick
    Published: Government Printer, Sydney, 1911
  18. Lucy Osburn, a lady displaced. Florence Nightingale's envoy to Australia
    Godden, Judith
    Published: Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2006
  19. The Nightingale Nurses in Colonial New South Wales
    Pitt, Rosemary
    Published: 1992
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 78, 3-4, 19-38
  20. Matching the Ideal? The First Generation of Nightingale Nursing Probationers, Sydney Hospital, 1868-84
    Godden, Judith
    Published: 2003
    Series: Health and History, 5, 1, 22-41
  21. Defining relationships and limiting power: Two leaders of Australian nursing, 1868-1904
    Godden, Judith and Forsyth, Sue
    Published: 2000
    Series: Nursing Inquiry, 7, 1, 10-19
  22. Featherstone, Lisa
    Published: 2008
    Series: History Australia, 5, 2, 56.1-56.2
  23. Apprentice in Black Stockings: an Australian Nursing Memoir
    Sim, Norma
    Published: New Holland, Chatswood, N.S.W., 2010

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  1. [Letters written while at Sydney Hospital to Florence Nightingale, 1867-1873] / L. Osburn
    Osburn, Lucy, 1835-1891
    [ Thesis : 1867-1873 ]
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  2. Letters to Florence Nightingale from Lucy Osborn ; Letters to Florence Nightingale from Lucy Osborn's nurses
    Osburn, Lucy, 1835-1891
    [ Book : 1977 ]
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  1. [Letters written while at Sydney Hospital to Florence Nightingale, 1867-1873] / L. Osburn
    Osburn, Lucy, 1835-1891
    [ Thesis : 1867-1873 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  2. Lucy Osburn / photographed by Freeman Bros. & Prout
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    [ Photograph : 1873 ]
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  3. The pioneer nurse in the pioneer state / [given by E. Pidgeon]
    Pidgeon, E. C. (Elsie Clare), 1879 - 1956
    [ Book : 1955 ]
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  4. Catalogue for the exhibition and launch of the Lucy Osburn - Nightingale Foundation on International Nurses' Day 11th and 12th May 2001
    Wrobel, Elinor
    [ Book : 2001 ]
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  5. Fowler family papers, 1827-1973
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  6. Sir Henry Parkes - Correspondence being mainly letters received, with Florence Nightingale, 1866-1882
    Parkes, Henry, Sir, 1815-1896
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  7. Lucy Osburn c. 1836-1891 : founder of the Nightingale system of nursing at Sydney Hospital / D. G. Bowd
    Bowd, D. G. (Douglas Gordon)
    [ Book : 1968 ]
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  8. Florence Nightingale correspondence, 1867-1908
    Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910
    [ Unpublished : 1867-1908 ]
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  9. Miss Nightingale's young ladies : the story of Lucy Osburn and Sydney Hospital / With a foreword by W. C. Wentworth / Freda MacDonnell
    MacDonnell, Freda
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  10. Six disciples of Florence Nightingale / by Zachary Cope
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    [ Book : 1961 ]
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    Nursing.aust
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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  4. Horse-breaking preferred!: Lucy Osburn of Sydney Hospital
    James, Lilian
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  1. Death, of Miss Osburn.
    The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Saturday 20 February 1892 p 409 Article
    ... announce the death of Miss Lucy Osburn, which occurred at Harrogate, at the residence of her sister, on ... Death of Miss Osburn. It is with great regret (says The Hospital of January 9) that we have to ... 236 words
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  2. THE INFIRMARY COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON MISS OSBURN.
    Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 24 September 1870 p 7 Article
    ... THE INFIRMARY COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON MISS OSBURN.     The committee have issued their ... 995 words
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  3. MISS OSBURN AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE SYDNEY INFIRMARY.
    Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 24 September 1870 p 8 Article
    ... MISS OSBURN AND THE COMMIT-TEE OF THE SYDNEY INFIR-MARY.     On the 23rd July last we ... Infirmary, in calling upon Miss Osburn to answer certain slanders published of her and the management of the ... 857 words
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