Nurse Burke: Riverina Midwife

Nurse Burke

Nurse Burke was instantly recognisable: her distinctive silhouette shaped by a long cape, holding a large leather bag. When the maternity ward at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital opened in 1938, Nurse Katherine Burke was one of the first staff members. 

Learn more about the working life of Nurse Burke, and midwifery in the Riverina, through a powerful selection of objects in this new display.