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Lest we forget




Lest we forget




Booklet produced to commemorate the sinking and loss of life on the hospital ship ''Centaur'' and contribute money to a post-graduate nursing scholarship.  The ''Centaur'' was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on 14 May 1943, and of the 332 people on board, only 64 survived.  The ''Centaur'' was appropriately marked as a hospital ship and its sinking was regarded as a war atrocity.
List of individual and business sponsors -- Foreword by General Sir Thomas Blamey -- Editorial by Lieut-Colonel E. Lydia Shaw -- Portrait of Major General S. R. Burston -- Sinking of the "Centaur" -- C.O. and Matron of the "Centaur" -- Portrait of Colonel A. M. Sage -- History and organisation of the Australian Army Nursing Service -- Australian nurses with "The Mother Service" -- A night in casualty -- Netherlands Military Hospital ship "Oranje" -- The Middle East -- With the A.A.N.S. in Colombo -- Occupational therapy -- Tableau of nursing portraits -- Malaya -- Medical orderlies in training -- Topical scenes [two illustrations by Sergeant S. Beggs, A.I.F.] -- The functions of an Australian Camp Hospital -- A tribute to Florence Nightingale -- Life on a hospital ship -- Life in the North -- New Guinea -- Training the A.A.M.W.S. as nurses -- Heidelberg Military Hospital -- Rehabilitation -- A Prayer for the Prisoners of War -- Recessional [prayer]
"Edited and produced by Annette Wellesley-Smith in collaboration with E.L. Shaw."
'"Centaur" Memorial Scholarship' -- below wreath on cover.
Original held in Deakin University Library Special Collection - Pamphlet Collection.
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28 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm



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Shaw, Edith Lydia, 1901-1993 et al., “Lest we forget,” Fusion: Deakin Exhibits Online, accessed April 16, 2024, https://fusion.deakin.edu.au/items/show/1705.


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