Founded by Dr James Graham in 1893, the Women's Hospital in Crown Street aimed to lift medical standards for maternity care. This Guide lists the major sources held in our collection relating to the hospital.

This photographic series includes internal and external views of the baby clinics, mothers and babies in waiting rooms, babies receiving attention and possibly mothers holding babies being instructed by the nurses.


General nursing duties in the earliest days of the Colony were undertaken by untrained convicts. This Guide provides an historical background and select list of records relating to nursing in New South Wales.


Not digitised
Nurses and mothers with babies at Newtown Baby Clinic, c.1914. Digital ID 4873_a004_a004000003r

This index is now complete. It records: name, hospital trained at, certificate number, date of registration, records number, and remarks. It should be noted this is an index of the register entries only and certificates referenced in these registers have not survived

Out of the Shadows

“Out of the Shadows” is a film produced by the NSW Department of Health for the purpose of recruiting nurses for NSW Mental Health hospitals. Shot at Sydney’s Callan Park Hospital, the film promotes the excellent conditions of employment and many benefits of psychiatric nursing as a career....