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King Street

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Name King
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24650
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 1 December 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Elsie Muriel King was born in Bairnsdale Victoria in 1886. After completing her nursing training at Sale Hospital, she joined the Army Nursing Services. She served at Salonika and Egypt from 1916 - 1919. In 1922 she joined the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) and travelled to the Northern Territory by ship. She served at Victoria River Downs and made many hazardous journeys on horseback to nurse the injured and deliver babies. In 1925 Elsie was Matron at the Half Caste Home at Pine Creek and then transferred to the Bungalow Alice Springs caring for 140 children. She was then appointed to Channel Island Leprosarium in 1936. Elsie was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 1938 for her services to nursing. She was unwell in Darwin hospital when the Japanese bombed in February 1942. She then left Darwin by train and convoy, eventually reaching Brisbane. She passed away in Brisbane in June 1942.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
01/12/2014 Date added to Register
10/12/2014 NTG G49 Date Gazetted
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