Fanny McHugh

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Fanny McHugh ( née Balmer, 21 August 1861 17 December 1943) was a New Zealand midwife, volunteer nurse, health patrol and social hygiene lecturer. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 21 August 1861. [1] She ran the Turakina General Store. After her husband died (before 1904) she moved to Manaia and registered as a midwife. [1] During the First World War she volunteered for the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood, and worked in England and Egypt. [1] On her return to New Zealand she worked for the Department of Health, undertaking "health patrols" and later lecturing on "social hygiene". [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Dalton, Sarah. "Fanny McHugh". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 23 April 2017.