Lang, Margaret Irene (1893-1983)

Also known as
Lang, Margaret Irene, (OBE) (1893-)
Lang, Margaret Irene, (OBE) (1893-1983)
Field of activity
Nurse; Matron; Sister; air force matron-in-chief
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-763065

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Margaret Irene Lang (1893-1983), nursing sister and air force matron-in-chief, was born on 23 May 1893 at Oxley, Victoria, daughter of Victorian-born parents John Douglas Lang, miner, and his wife Annie,...

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Margaret Lang was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8 June 1950 for service with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service. Lang was the founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Service during World War II. She had completed her training at Wangaratta District Hospital and the Women's Hospital (later Royal), Melbourne. During World War I Lang served in Salonika with the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). Other positions she held included being a Matron of a number of Victorian country hospitals, the Police Hospital and the Talbot Epileptics Colony in Clayton, Victoria.

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Margaret Lang undertook her nursing training at the Wangaratta District Hospital, Victoria and the Women's Hospital, Melbourne. She was matron of various Victorian country hospitals. Lang served in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during the First World War and was founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service during the Second World War. Other positions held by Lang include Matron of the Talbot Epileptics Colony in Clayton, Victoria and Matron of the Police Hospital Victoria.

  • Career position - Served in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
  • Career position - Founder and Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Nursing Service
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military) (OBE)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Lang, Margaret Irene
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Story of the RAAF nursing service : 1940-1990
    Halstead, Gay.
    [Metung, Vic.]
    Published: Nungurner Press
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. World War II : Nursing Services
    Jacobson, Gwendoline
    [Sydney]
    Published: The Grolier Society of Australia
    Series: IspartOf The Australian EncyclopaediaChisholm, Alec H
  5. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, Joseph A
    [Melbourne]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  6. [Biographical cuttings on Margaret Lang, nursing administrator, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    Series: National Library of Australia
    Bib ID 424503
  7. Matron Margaret Lang
    [c. 1943]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    Margaret Irene Lang first served in Solonika with the Australian Army Nursing Service in the First World War. During the Second World War, she was Matron-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service. She completed her training at the Wangaratta District Hospital and the Women's Hospital (later Royal) in Melbourne. Lang was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8 June 1950 for service with the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service during the Second World War. [Source: http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0572b.htm] overall: 54.8 x 40.8 cm; framed: 64 x 50 cm oil on canvas on board Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
    ART27682
  8. Portrait of Miss Margaret Irene Lang, founder of the RAAF Nursing Service
    [c. 1945]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    PORTRAIT OF MISS MARGARET IRENE LANG, FOUNDER OF THE RAAF NURSING SERVICE. IN UNIFORM, C.1945. THE SERVICE WAS FORMED IN JULY 1940 AND MISS LANG WAS MATRON-IN-CHIEF UNTIL 1946. (DONOR: M. KINKAID)
    P00553.002
  9. Matrol Margaret Lang, OBE
    [c. 1943]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    ART27682

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Lang, Margaret Irene
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 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
  3. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, John A.
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944

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