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Unmasked: Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria and Beyond

Unmasked: Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria and Beyond, 230 years of Australian & Victorian nursing & midwifery history. Outlining social and political changes, the exhibition highlights the diverse roles of nurses and midwives: in military & peacekeeping, practice, business and advocacy.

The lives and experiences of women have traditionally been under-represented in historical narratives, museum collections and the public sphere. Her Place Women’s Museum Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates the social, civic and entrepreneurial achievements of Australian women and their role in shaping our nation.
The exhibition Unmasked features 12 practitioners as past and present exemplars of their profession. These individuals’ demonstrated tenacity and ingenuity, Unmasked celebrates the immeasurable and collective contribution of nurses and midwives to Australian health care, including Aboriginal Australian nurses & midwives career paths.
It displays unseen artefacts, memorabilia, photos & video interviews on their fascinating careers too.
Some rare Florence Nightingale artefacts can be viewed.
Videos of nurses’ experiences of COVID in 2020 are displayed.
Clarendon Terrace is a stunning, 1856, gold rush, colonnaded, National Trust registered building.

Event dates

Event Details

208-210 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne, Victoria

Near Victoria Parade end of Clarendon Street. Victoria Pde tram from City.


10am to 4pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Stairs, no lift. Limited parking in Clarendon & Albert Streets & Victoria Parade. From the City get Victoria Parade tram.