Reference Work

Pines, Stella Edith Lottie: Broadcaster, Journalist, Nurse


The Encyclopaedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia | Australian Women’s Archive Project | Published : 2014


In the 1930s, Stella Pines led a movement which sought to make postgraduate education for nurses available at Australian universities. An articulate, forthright and tenacious individual, Miss Pines passionately believed in nursing's capacity to make a substantial contribution to improving public health, but she considered Australian nursing to be limited in scope because no pathway existed for nurses who wanted to extend their education beyond conventional roles and conventional education. At 5'11" in height and weighing 152lbs, Pines was described as 'a woman of attractive personality and undoubted ability' (Mercury, 21 May 1925) but, despite her attributes and her leadership on the issue o..

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Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme Project