Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Wednesday 25th April 2018
Sixty women with ties to the Province of Nelson served as nurses in World War I. Many of them returned after the war to take prominent roles in the region as they sought to put their normal lives back together. Only one New Zealand nurse was killed in action during the war and her mother was Charlotte Greenwood of Motueka. In this Suffrage 125 year it seems a fitting opportunity to acknowledge the service and suffering of these women. Their names will be marked on the Wall of Remembrance at Founders Heritage Park with a special sticker and some of their stories will be highlighted in panels displayed beside the wall.
A well-researched book (All Guts, No Glory), which tells their stories and those of the Chaplains from the Province, will be available for sale on the day, and editor and researcher Cheryl Carnahan will be on hand to help bring their stories to life.
The day is being supported by the Nelson Branch of the New Zealand Genealogical Society, the Nelson Historical Society and Nelson branch of the National Council of Women. It commences at 11.00am following the commemorative Anzac Day services.