Evelyn Gertrude Brooke
Eva Brooke joined the New Zealand Army Nursing
Service and became a hospital ship matron. Many male soldiers
had difficulty accepting that she and the other women nurses
possessed the courtesy rank of officer. Her ship visited Anzac
Cove five times (but she would not have landed there). Eva was
mentioned in dispatches and was presented with the Royal Red
Cross and bar at Buckingham Palace. Eva Brooke died in 1962
"A Nurse on the High Seas". Mabel Crook's work as a nurse
in the New Zealand Army Nursing Service included caring for
wounded Anzac soldiers on trips from Gallipoli to Malta.
Pomare, Miria (Miria Tapapa)
Amelia Woodbine Pomare (teara.govt.nz) Born Mildred Amelia Woodbine
Johnson. Also known as
Miria Tapapa, Miria
Johnson and Miria
Pomare. Miria was born to a Maori
mother in 1877 and she married a Maori surgeon. She was formally
known as Lady Mildred Amelia Woodbine Pomare but is commonly
referred as Miria. She made a major contribution to the war
effort through her active support of New Zealand's overseas and
Women in war (firstworldwar.tki.org.nz)
Short biography of Lady Mildred Tapapa Amelia Woodbine Pomare
followed by suggested discussion questions.
Rogers (nzhistory.govt.nz) Three
months after enlisting in the New Zealand Army Nursing Service
Margaret Rogers drowned when the ship she was traveling on from
Egypt to Greece was hit by a German torpedo.
New Zealand: Women behind the war (odt.co.nz) Otago Times, 10 April 2018
Belgium honoured many individual New Zealand women who supported the war
effort during World War 1. This newspaper article indludes a list of names
of Dunedin women who were honoured.