Wattle Park's own Florence Nightingale

In 1938, Lucy Grace Lillywhite of Perroomba Wattle Park, embarked on the RMS Maloja headed for London to undertake study in postgraduate nursing and hospital administration at Bedford College. Lucy was the third Australian woman, and second South Australian, to receive the prestigious Florence Nightingale Scholarship. Lucy’s plans to return to Adelaide in 1939 were abandoned when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis on a visit to Norway. As her health deteriorated in hospital she observed the outbreak of World War II before passing away in 1942.

Learn more about Lucy’s story in the ‘Local History Corner’.

Local History Corner

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