This morning, the Australian War Memorial unveiled the statue dedicated to Matron Vivian Bullwinkel on its grounds.
It stands not just as a sculpture of Vivian Bullwinkel, but all Australian nurses who have lost their lives, survived atrocities made sacrifices in service of their country.
It also includes 22 stainless steel discs to reflect the 22 victims of the Bangka Island Massacre arranged as a reflection of the stars as seen the night of 16 February 1942
Lest we forget
9-AUGUST-1942. While serving as a Surgical Officer aboard the Royal Australian Navy Heavy Cruiser HMAS Canberra, Surgeon Lieutenant Kenneth Newman Morris MID participated in the first American counter-attack during the Pacific Campaign, the Battle of Guadalcanal and the disastrous Battle of Savo Island. In the Second World War chaos, one man apart out for his … Read More “From the Frontlines to the Operating Room: Surgeon Lieutenant Dr Kenneth Morris MID and the sinking of HMAS Canberra” »