Rossmoyne Private Hospital, Wagga Wagga

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Rossmoyne Private Hospital, Wagga Wagga

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1919 - c.1942

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'Rossmoyne' Private Hospital was situated at 64 Kincaid Street, Wagga Wagga. The building was purchased in 1919 by Nurses Mabel and Hilda Dickens. They operated a private maternity hospital there until the early 1940's (possibly mid 1942).

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Mabel Eliza Dickens was born in Redfern, NSW, in 1879 to William and Eliza Dickens. Her sister, Hilda May, was born in 1889 in the Ashfield district.
The sisters trained as midwives and soon moved to Wagga, taking over 'Glenmore' Private Hospital from Nurse Wardle, (previously run by Nurses Proctor, then Thurston) in August 1917, which was situated at (35?) Kincaid Street. They opened the 'Rossmoyne' Private Hospital in about September 1919. Their mother moved from Sydney to live with them at around 1920.
Mabel died in Wagga Wagga on 8 February 1941. Hilda died on 8 November 1976.

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Authority Record updated 3 August 2020. J Kohlhagen.

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NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.
The Daily Advertiser, 22 Aug 1917, 14 Mar 1936, 8 Feb 1941. https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/34260/UHSV2.pdf

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