Edith M Moore
Edith M Moore
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Not known
Childrens Names Not known

Edith M Moore enrolled as a student nurse at the Launceston General Hospital on 1 Apr 1890 and resigned on 1 May 1893. She was the first nurse employed by the Launceston District Nursing Association which was formed in July 1893 to provide skilled nursing for the sick poor in their own homes. The Association was non-sectarian and the duties of the nurse were clearly stated in the rules. A complaint was made that Nurse Moore had engaged in religious work in conjunction with her nursing duties and because she refused to give an undertaking to refrain from religious teaching whilst on duty, she was dismissed in mid 1896.

Nurse Moore became the first nurse employed by the Launceston Evangelical Nursing Association which commenced in 1896. In the performance of her duties the nurse was also expected to act as a missionary. The premises of the Association was in Margaret Street. Nurse Moore was living at 72 Margaret Street in Dec 1896.

In Feb 1899 Nurse Moore and Dr Robinson cared for 15-year-old Leslie Walter Slater of Barrack Street, Deloraine, through his entire illness of typhoid with 'unceasing perseverance and attention'. Although he died, Leslie's parents were thankful for the care given. Leslie's older sister Minnie noted in her birthday book that Edith M Moore was born on 3 Dec, but did not include her year of birth.

Marion Sargent & Barbara Valentine Aug 2010 & Margaret Addison Oct 2012