#OnThisDay 5 March 1868 Lucy Osburn, accompanied by five other trained nurses selected by Florence Nightingale, arrived in Sydney to take up the position of Lady Superintendent at the Sydney Infirmary. Osburn devoted sixteen years of her life to the Sydney Infirmary eventually retiring in 1884. During this period she established the Nightingale system of nursing in Sydney, and in doing so became an instigator of significant nursing reform throughout the Colony.
- Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Lucy Osburn
- Lucy Osburn is featured in our online our exhibition Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders
- Entry for Lucy Osburn in the Deceased Estates Index
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