Toowong ANZAC Park Nurses Memorial Grove

Avenue of Honour Address

Wool Street
Toowong, Brisbane

The trees in this grove were planted as a living tribute to nine nurses who died during the First World War or shortly after, whose deaths were war-service related.  These women served as nurses in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD).

The Lemon-scented Myrtle trees (Backhousia citriodora) have creamy white flowers to symbolise the white pinafore aprons worn by the nurses at home and overseas.
Lemon-scented Mrytle is also considered a healing plant.

This grove was established to honour their dedication, sacrifice and personal connection to Brisbane.

Those commemorated are:

Ettie BarnettPearl Stella GoodmanNorma Violet Mowbray
Lily NugentRosa O`Kane (AANS)Charlotte Berrie
Agnes Beryl CorfieldMyrtle Elizabeth Wilson (QAIMNS)Lydia W. F. Grant (VAD)

This section of the Toowong ANZAC Park also features two other memorial trees:

Images: Glenn Williams 14/08/2023

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