Bullwinkel, Vivian (1915-2000)

Also known as
Bullwinkel, Vivian, (AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA) (1915-2000)
Bullwinkel, Vivian, (Matron, AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA) (1915-2000)
Statham, Vivian (1915-2000)
Field of activity
Nurse; Health Administrator; Servicewoman; Health administrator
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36039362
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783063

Biographies

Vivian Bullwinkel was the sole survivor of the 1942 Banka Island massacre. Post-war, she was Matron of Melbourne's Fairfield Hospital.

Vivian Bullwinkel grew up in Broken Hill, New South Wales, and Adelaide, South Australia. Her father had migrated to Australia from Essex in 1912 and worked as a jackaroo on a station near Broken Hill before he married and took on a clerical post with Broken Hill South Pty Ltd. Vivian's grandfather was William John Shegog, a member of the South Australian Police Force. At the age of nine, she moved to Adelaide to live with her grandparents but returned to attend Broken Hill High School when she was thirteen. In 1934 she began nursing and midwife training at the Broken Hill and District Hospital. From February 1939 she was working at the Kia-Ora Hospital in Hamilton, Victoria, but moved to Melbourne to enlist at the outbreak of war and worked for a time at the Jessie MacPherson Hospital.

In May 1941, Bullwinkel volunteered for the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) and sailed for Singapore, assigned to the 2/13th Australian General Hospital. In February 1942, she boarded the with 65 other nurses to flee Singapore following an invasion by Japanese troops, but the ship was sunk by Japanese aircraft two days later. A large number of passengers, including 22 nurses, made it ashore to Radji Beach on Banka Island and decided to surrender to the Japanese. They were joined the following day by about 100 British soldiers. Upon being discovered by Japanese soldiers, however, the men were killed and the nurses ordered to wade into the sea where they were machine-gunned from behind. Bullwinkel was struck by a bullet but feigned death until her persecutors had left. The sole survivor of the massacre, she hid for twelve days before surrendering and spent a further three and a half years in captivity.

Bullwinkel served in Japan in 1946 and 1947 before resigning from the Army as Captain, but she rejoined the Citizen Military Forces in 1955 and served until 1970, when she retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Post-war, Bullwinkel spent 16 years as Matron of Melbourne's Fairfield Hospital and continued as Director of Nursing there until 1977. In that year, she married Colonel F.W. Statham and moved to Perth. She was a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, and president of the Australian College of Nursing. In 1992, she returned to Banka Island to unveil a shrine to the nurses who died there.

Vivian Bullwinkel was appointed to the Order of Australia (AO) on 26 January 1993, appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on 1 January 1973 and awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal on 6 March 1947 for service to the veteran and ex-prisoner of war communities, to nursing, to the Red Cross Society and to the community. She was also the winner of the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia relating to Vivian Bullwinkel were exhibited at the RSL in Argent Street, Broken Hill, in 2000 and the foyer of the Broken Hill Health Service has been named in her honour.

  • Staff member of the Hamilton Private Hospital, Victoria
  • Staff member of the Jessie McPherson Hospital, Melbourne
  • Staff member of the 13th Australian General Hospital, Australian Infantry Forces
  • Sole survivor of Banka Island, where 21 Australian army nurses were massacred by Japanese soldiers
  • Royal Red Cross Medal
  • Assistant Matron of the Repatration General Hospital, Victoria
  • Matron of the Fairfield Hospital, Victoria
  • Trustee of the National War Memorial, Canberra
  • Deputy Principal of the Commandant Australia Red Cross Society
  • President of the Soroptimist Clubs, Victoria
  • Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
  • President of the College of Nursing Australia
  • Member of the Council College of Nursing Australia
  • Member of the Council of Directors of the Royal Humane Society
  • Married Col. F W Statham OBE, ED
  • Warden of Western Australian State War Memorial (first woman to be appointed)
  • Honourary Life Member of the Australia Red Cross Society
  • Order of Australia (AO)
  • Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Vivian Bullwinkel volunteered for the Australian Army Nursing Service in May 1941 and sailed to Singapore. She survived 'The Bangka Island Massacre,' where she was shot in the back and pretended to be dead until the Japanese soldiers left. She spent more than three years a prison camp. After the War, Bullwinkel was Matron of Melbourne's Fairfield Hospital for sixteen years, retiring to Perth in 1977.

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Resources for Vivian Bullwinkel

Selected resources (51)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Bullwinkel, Vivian
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Vivian Statham, nee Bullwinkel: Eulogy for State Funeral, St Georges Cathedral, Perth, Monday 10 July 2000
    Scott, Bruce
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Sabretache
  3. Vivian Bullwinkel AO; MBE;ARRC; ED; FNM; FRCNA 18.12.1915 - 3.7.2000 Survivor of the Bangka Island Massacre
    Angell, Dorothy
    Series: IspartOf BRAVE WOMENAngell Productions Pty Ltd
  4. Nurse survivors of the Vyner Brooke
    Published: Australian War Memorial
    Series: IspartOf EncyclopediaAustralian War Memorial
  5. BULLWINKEL, VIVIAN
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf World War 2 Nominal RollDepartment of Veterans' Affairs
  6. Nurses revisit war hell (Bangka Island, Singapore)
    Warnock, Steve and Chapman, Barry (Photographer)
    [1993]
    Series: IspartOf Sun-Herald
  7. Tributes pour in for the hero of Paradise Road
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Australian
  8. Heroic wartime nurse Vivian Bullwinkel dies in hospital, aged 84
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Canberra Times
  9. Portraits in Australian Health
    Best, John
    [Sydney]
    Published: MacLennan and Petty
  10. Butchery on Bangka
    [Sydney]
    Series: IspartOf Parade (Daily Mirror)
  11. Lasting testimony to local war hero
    Murray-Wilson, Brad
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  12. Nurses Four Years' Ordeal
    [1962]
    Series: IspartOf Australasian Post
  13. Exhibition highlights wartime survivor
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  14. Nurse's bravery example to others
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  15. State funeral farewell for Sister Bullwinkel
    Mayes, Andrea
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  16. Third Anzac arrives home
    [1997]
    Series: IspartOf West Australian
  17. She looked for a warm place to die
    [1972]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  18. Bullwinkel honored as World War Two hero
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Barrier Daily Truth
  19. WWII nursing heroine dies
    [2000]
    Series: IspartOf Australian
  20. Some Outstanding Women of Broken Hill and District
    Camilleri, Jenny
    [Broken Hill, NSW]
    Published: Jenny Camilleri (Broken Hill Historical Society/Broken Hill Council)
  21. Who's Who in Australia 1998
    Neto, Maryanne (researcher)
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Information Australia Group Pty Ltd
  22. Twentieth-Century Women of Courage
    Escott, Beryl E
    [Gloucestershire (UK)]
    Published: Sutton Publishing
  23. RSL Returned Sisters' Sub-branch Thanksgiving Service, 100 Years of Australian Army Nursing
    [2002]
  24. TRANSCRIPT OF THE EULOGY GIVEN BY THE HON BRUCE SCOTT, THE MINISTER FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS AND MINISTER ASSISTING THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE ON BEHALF OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA AT THE STATE FUNERAL FOR THE LATE VIVIAN STATHAM nee BULLWINKEL
    [2000]
    Published: Department of Veteran Affairs
  25. Broken Hill
    Kearns, Richard Hugh Bell
    [Broken Hill, NSW]
    Published: Broken Hill Historical Society
  26. Australian nurses since Nightingale 1860-1990
    Burchill, Elizabeth
    [Richmond (Vic.)]
    Published: Spectrum Publications Pty Ltd
  27. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  28. Brave Women
    Angell, Barb
  29. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  30. A Woman's war : the exceptional life of Wilma Oram Young, AM
    Angell, Barbara
    [Sydney]
    Published: New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  31. Uncommon Australians: Towards an Australian Portrait Gallery
    Faigan, Julian
    [The Rocks, NSW]
    Published: Art Exhibitions Australia
  32. Unbroken Spirit: Women in Broken Hill
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2009]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  33. Our War Nurses: The History of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps 1902-1988
    Goodman, R.D.
    [Brisbane, Queensland]
    Published: Boolarong Publications
  34. Just wanted to be there : Australian Service Nurses 1899-1999
    Reid, Richard
    [Canberra]
    Published: Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs
  35. Bullwinkel, Vivian
    Series: Outback Archives, Broken Hill City Library
    Folder containing newspaper clippings and articles.
    Filing system by name
  36. Bullwinkel, Vivian
    [0.05 m : 1941 - 1997]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office
    Series B2458; Control Symbol F31029; Item Barcode 6358071
  37. Bullwinkel, V Sister - International Military Tribunal
    [1947]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, Melbourne Office
    Series MP742/1; Control Symbol B/9/3758; Item Barcode 4946288
  38. Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs), ob board the hospital ship Manunda on its arrival in Australia
    [18 October 1945]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs), on board the hospital ship Manunda on its arrival in Australia. Most of the group were staff members of the 2/10th and 2/13th Australian General Hospital (2/10AGH and 2/13AGH) and the 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station (2/4CCS). Known to be in the photograph are: Christien 'Chris' Oxley, Jean 'Jennie' Greer, Beryl 'Woodie' Woodbridge, Florence 'Trot' Trotter, Eileen 'Shortie' Short, Jessie Blanch, Valerie Smith, Violet McElnea, Betty 'Jeff' Jeffrey, Nesta James, Pat Blake, Janet P 'Pat' Gunther, Jess Doyle, Cecilia E M 'Del' Delforce, Iole Harper, Sylvia Muir, Joyce 'Tweedie' Tweddell, V Haig, Wilma Oram, Jean Ashton, Jessie Simons, Ada C 'Mickey' Syer and Veronica R Clancy. The woman in the centre wearing the dress uniform and hat is Colonel Annie M Sage, Matron-in-Chief of the AANS. The woman in the foreground, standing behind the two seated nurses on the right, is Captain E Mavis Hannah (later Allgrove) and the tall woman third from the right holding flowers is Sister Vivian Bullwinkel (later Statham). A number of the nurses are holding bouquets of flowers that have been sent by their families. Many of these nurses became prisoners of war (POWs) when they were captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Bullwinkel was the sole survivor of the massacre of 21 nurses on Radji Beach, Banka Island, on 16 February 1942.
    P01701.003
  39. [Radio talk presented by ABC war correspondent Haydon Lennard] Release of nurses & civilian internees Sumatra (Including Sister Vivian Bullwinkel) [18 pages; box 7]
    [1945]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office
    Series SP300/3; Control Symbol 637; Item Barcode 3495966
  40. Official Historian 1939-1945 War, biographical files
    [1947 - 1968]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    Official Historian 1939-1945 War, biographical files - Buderus L E G, Budge W F R, Buenos Ayres Campaign 1807, Bulcock R P, Bull H J, Bull M A, Bullen A B, Bullmore H J, Bullock A E, Bullock H W, Bullwinkel V
    Series AWM76; Control Symbol B74; Item Barcode 716242
  41. [Campaign in Malaya and Singapore - Escape before and after capitulation and evacuation of civilians:]
    [1942 - 1945]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    [Campaign in Malaya and Singapore - Escape before and after capitulation and evacuation of civilians:] File dealing with escapees, evacuees, and alleged deserters from Malaya and Singapore. Statements by VX61330 Sister Vivian Bullwinkel and VX39347 Sister N. James. Affidavit by Sister James at International Military Tribunal for Far East. Report on tour of Duty to Sumatra by Col Ann N Sage Matron-in-Chief, AANS [Australian Army Nursing Service]
    Series AWM54; Control Symbol 553/6/2; Item Barcode 466851
  42. [War Crimes and Trials - Affidavits and Sworn Statements:]
    [1945 - 1948]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    [War Crimes and Trials - Affidavits and Sworn Statements:] Statements by QX20748 Cpl S Bryant-Smith; VX39327 Pte G Bryceland; QX17889 WO1 RG Bryden; QX14893 Dvr HG E Buchanan; Pte WR Buchanan; 420132 F/L DWJ Buchanan; NX2588 Pte AJ Buck; NX26109 Pte RJ Buckland; VX55003 Pte PJ Buckland; NX31853 Pte WW Bucknell; 109313 F/O RP Bulock; NX58482 Lt JD Bull; VFX61330 Lt Sister V Bullwinkel
    Series AWM54; Control Symbol 1010/4/24B; Item Barcode 1189901
  43. List of Awards for Services rendered whilst Prisoners-of-War
    [1946 - 1948]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    List of Awards for Services rendered whilst Prisoners-of-War [Lt A S Blackburn; Col J H Thyer; Lt-Col W S Kent-Hughes; Brig F G Galleghan; Lt-Col C H Kappe; Lt-Col W A Bye; Lt-Col A E Coates; Lt-Col A W Walsh; Maj I F MacRae; Lt-Col G P Hunt; Maj W A Bosley; Maj R J Bridgland; Maj C E Green; Maj P L Head; Maj B A Hunt; Maj B W Nairn; Maj A N Thompson; Maj F A Woods; Capt. E L Corlette; Cap A A Moon; Capt. J F Akeroyd; Capt. G J Boreham; Capt. D J Brennan; Capt. R L Cahill; Capt. J W W Elliott; Capt. T Godlee; Capt. A W Hence; Capt. H Kemp; Capt. N G MacAuley; Capt. N P Maddern; Capt. J F Martin; Chap J L May; Capt. R W J Newton; Capt. F E Stahl; Capt. R W Colin; Lt R W Eaton; Lt A K Marshall; Lt R F Wright; WOI A A Crawford; WOI J J Douglas; WOI W H Sticpewich; WOI J Walker; WOII V C Middleton; WOII R A Sherriff; Lt J J Blanch; Lt V Bullwinkel; Lt W J Chaplin; S/Sgt H J Beith; S/Sgt S A Gibson; S/Sgt F S Whelan; Sgt C W G Alldis; Sgt J A Armstrong; Sgt F H Atherton; Sgt C H Boan]
    AWM119
  44. [War Crimes and Trials - Affidavits and Sworn Statements:]
    [1945 - 1948]
    Series: Australian War Memorial, Research Centre
    [War Crimes and Trials - Affidavits and Sworn Statements:] Statements by QX20748 Cpl S Bryant-Smith; VX39327 Pte G Bryceland; QX17889 WO1 RG Bryden; QX14893 Dvr HG E Buchanan; Pte WR Buchanan; 420132 F/L DWJ Buchanan; NX2588 Pte AJ Buck; NX26109 Pte RJ Buckland; VX55003 Pte PJ Buckland; NX31853 Pte WW Bucknell; 109313 F/O RP Bulock; NX58482 Lt JD Bull; VFX61330 Lt Sister V Bullwinkel
    Series AWM54; Control Symbol 1010/4/24A; Item Barcode 478853
  45. Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs
    [18 October 1945]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    Group portrait of Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) nurses, who were former prisoners of war (POWs), aboard the hospital ship Manunda on its arrival. Most of the nurses were staff members of the 2/10th and 2/13th Australian General Hospital (2/10AGH and 2/13AGH) and the 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station (2/4CCS) who have returned from Malaya. Known to be in the photograph are: Christien 'Chris' Oxley, Jean 'Jennie' Greer, Beryl 'Woodie' Woodbridge, Florence 'Trot' Trotter, Eileen 'Shortie' Short, Jessie Blanch, Valerie Smith, Violet McElnea, Betty 'Jeff' Jeffrey, Nesta James, Pat Blake, Janet P. 'Pat' Gunther, Jess Doyle, Cecilia E. M. 'Del' Delforce, Iole Harper, Sylvia Muir, Joyce 'Tweedie' Tweddell, V. Haig, Wilma Oram, Jean Ashton, Jessie Simons, Ada C. 'Mickey' Syer and Veronica R. Clancy. The woman in the centre wearing the dress uniform and hat is Colonel Annie M. Sage, Matron-in-Chief of the AANS. The woman in the foreground, standing behind the two seated nurses on the right, is Captain E. Mavis Hannah (later Allgrove) and the tall woman third from the right holding flowers is Vivian Bullwinkel. A number of the nurses are holding bouquets of flowers that have been sent by their families. Many of these nurses became prisoners of war (POWs) when they were captured by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and survived captivity. Bullwinkel survived the massacre of 21 nurses on Radji Beach, Banka Island on 16 February 1942.
    P01701.003
  46. Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Nurses
    Photograph supplied by Anne Heywood 2004-02-07
  47. Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
    Photograph supplied by Anne Heywood 2004-02-07

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bullwinkel, Vivian
    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. Bullwinkel: the true story of Vivian Bullwinkel, a young Army nursing sister, who was the sole survivor of a World War Two massacre by the Japanese
    Manners, Norman G.
    Published: Hesperian Press, Carlisle, WA, 1999
  4. Lifework: Heroes of Australian Health
    Murray, James
    Published: Focus Publishing for [Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd], Edgecliff, NSW, 1997

Resources by Vivian Bullwinkel (6)

  1. [Interview with Sister Vivian Bullwinkel] [interviewer, John Clements]
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1900 ]
    At Murdoch University
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  2. Sister Bullwinkle, prisoner [of the] Japanese [on] Banka Island
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980-1986 ]
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  3. [Interview with Vivian Bullwinkel, 198-?] [interviewer, John Clements]
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980-1989 ]
    At Murdoch University
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  4. Vivian Bullwinkel interviewed by John Clements
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Vivian Bullwinkel interviewed by John Clements
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  5. Nursing dialogues : Vivian Statham (née Bullwinkel)
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
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  6. Florence Casson
    Casson, Florence
    [ Unpublished : 1941-1945 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. [Interview with Sister Vivian Bullwinkel] [interviewer, John Clements]
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1900 ]
    At Murdoch University
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Matron Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian war heroine, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Sister Bullwinkle, prisoner [of the] Japanese [on] Banka Island
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980-1986 ]
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  4. [Interview with Vivian Bullwinkel, 198-?] [interviewer, John Clements]
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980-1989 ]
    At Murdoch University
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  5. Obituary: Vivian Bullwinkel Statham, AO, MBE
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
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  6. Vivian Bullwinkel interviewed by John Clements
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Vivian Bullwinkel interviewed by John Clements
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  7. Nursing dialogues : Vivian Statham (née Bullwinkel)
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, 1915-2000
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
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  8. Vivian Bullwinkel album of photographs
    [ Photograph : 1940 ]
    At WA State Library
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  9. Vivian Bullwinkel giving evidence at the War Crimes trials, Tokyo, 1946 / Bruce Howard
    Howard, Bruce, 1936-
    [ Photograph : 1946 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
    View online
    At National Library
    Vivian Bullwinkel giving evidence at the War Crimes trials, Tokyo, 1946 / Bruce Howard
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  10. Portrait of Matron Vivian Bullwinkel, 1974
    [ Photograph : 1974 ]
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    At National Library
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  1. Jeffrey, Agnes, (OAM, RN) (1908-2000)
    Nurse; Nursing Administrator; Author
    ... Bullwinkel, Vivian (1915 - 2000) ... Jeffrey, Agnes (1908-2000) ... her return to Melbourne, and spending some time in hospital, Jeffrey and fellow survivor Vivian ... Bullwinkel travelled throughout Victoria raising funds towards a memorial for military nurses. The Nurses ...
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  2. Jeffrey, Agnes Betty, (OAM) (1908-2000)
    Nurse; Nurse administrator; Author
    ... Jeffrey, Agnes Betty (1908-2000) ... women and children on February 12, 1942. Vivian Statham (Bullwinkel) was also on the ship that was ... of war. Bullwinkel was the only survivor of the 21 nurses massacred on Bangka Island. Jeffrey spent ...
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  3. Muir, Sylvia Jessie Mimmi (1915-)
    Nurse; Army Nurse
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  1. Vivian Bullwinkel : an Australian heroine
    [ Video : 2007 ]
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  2. Vivian Bullwinkle : an Australian heroine
    [ Video : 2007 ]
    At Uni Sunshine Coast
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  3. Essential Australia : six compelling documentaries exploring Australia's history, heroes and villains
    [ Video : 2012 ]
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  4. Every inch of the way
    Australia. Department of Veterans' Affairs
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  1. AIDS and nursing issues, 1990-2 : a comprehensive bibliography of articles
    Vivian Bullwinkel Resource Centre
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  2. AIDS and nursing issues, 1992-3 : a comprehensive bibliography of articles
    Vivian Bullwinkel Resource Centre
    [ Book : 1993 ]
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  3. White coolies : the graphic account of Australian nurses held captive during World War II / Betty Jeffrey
    Jeffrey, Betty, 1908-2000
    [ Book : 1988-2019 ]
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  4. Michael Willesee's Australians / text by Roger McDonald
    McDonald, Roger, 1941-
    [ Book : 1988-2002 ]
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  1. Devotion : stories of Australia's wartime nurses / written by Robyn Siers
    Siers, Robyn, (author.)
    [ Photograph, Book, Map : 2013 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
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  1. Sister Bullwinkel Welcomed
    Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW : 1908; 1941 - 1954) Monday 21 January 1946 p 3 Article
    ... Sister Bullwinkel Welcomed Sister Vivian Bullwinkel was made a member of Ex-Servicemen and Women at ... Bullwinkel is the sole survivor of the Japanese massacre of men and women on Banka Island, Sumatra, in 1942 ... 356 words
    • Text last corrected on 24 January 2016 by elvie
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  2. THE LATE MR. BULLWINKEL
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Friday 21 September 1934 p 2 Article
    ... THE LATE MR. BULLWINKEL A large and representative gather-ing attended the funeral of Mr. George ... Albert Bullwinkel, which took place yesterday afternoon, leaving his late residence, 305 Oxide-street, at ... 338 words
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  3. SISTER BULLWINKEL HONORED AGAIN Florence Nightingale Medal
    Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954) Monday 19 May 1947 p 3 Article
    ... proud to be associated with such a magni-ficent young woman as Sister Vivian   Bullwinkel, who a ... month or so ago was awarded an Associateship of   Royal Red Cross.     Sister Bullwinkel ... 241 words
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  1. AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES LONG SERVICE AWARDS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 6 March 1969 [Issue No.22] p 1435

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Efficiency Decoration F31029 Leiutenant-Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, ARRC, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps ... William Vivian Beggs, Royal Corps of Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and 23418 Raymond ... 996 words
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  2. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 DECLARATION AND DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL LAND
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special (National : 1977 - 2012) Monday 20 August 2007 p 1

    Government Gazette Notices Illustrated

    ... Yarralumla The hatched areas shown on Map 10 being the gazetted roads of namely, Kelliher Drive, Vivian ... Bullwinkel Way, Sellheim Avenue, Reg Saunders Way and Russell Drive and a portion of the gazetted roads of ... 725 words
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  3. APPOINTMENTS AND RETIREMENTS.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 9 September 1948 [Issue No.133] p 3268

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Morrison, Vivian Bullwinkel, Ruby Jenkin, Jessamine Box, Mary Byrne, Marjorie Jean Cope, Kathleen Daly ... 828 words
    • Text last corrected on 19 July 2019 by kjharris
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  1. Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
    Costello, Peter; Liberal Party of Australia
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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    At Parliament Library
    Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
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  2. Tribute to Vivian Statham (nee Bullwinkel) 1915-2000
    Manners, Norman
    Lamp, The
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  3. A unique Australian: Vivian Bullwinkel AO 1915-2000
    Stand To (Canberra, ACT)
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  4. Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
    Schacht, Chris; Australian Labor Party
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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    At Parliament Library
    Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
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  1. Bullwinkel, Vivian, VX61330
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 2017 ]
    View online
    At Uni Melbourne Arch
    Bullwinkel, Vivian, VX61330
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  2. 13/7/2000 Vivian Bullwinkel - death [Advertiser]
    [ Unpublished ]
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    At CDU eSpace
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  3. Royal Perth Hospital Ex-trainees Association records
    Royal Perth Hospital Ex-trainees and Associates
    [ Unpublished : 1956-1998 ]
    Possibly online
    At WA State Library
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  1. Vivian Bullwinkel
    Vivian Bullwinkel
    Created by EmilyRamsay18, 11 items.

    The research question for this pilot study was ‘How did Australian Newspapers report on Vivian Bullwinkel’s testimony to the Tokyo War Crimes Trial’. The primary archive used to conduct research was t...

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  2. Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
    Sister Vivian Bullwinkel
    Created by rmoj999, 5 items.

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  3. Experiences of Australian nurses in World War Two
    Experiences of Australian nurses in World War Two
    Created by pto427, 12 items.

    I have chosen to look at specific Australian nurses and their experiences during World War Two. The reason i have deemed this topic as so important is that so much of the material covered in the wars ...

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