Discover the rich tapestry of Australian nursing

From Florence Nightingale’s pioneering influence with Lucy Osburn in 1868 to the present, delve into the stories, artefacts, and voices that have crafted the unique identity of Australian nursing. As we honour the foundational roots and evolution of the nursing profession, the NNAA offer you a window into the past, showcasing Australia’s nursing heritage in all its vibrancy and resilience.

Explore our collection

Unearth the tangible reminders of our nursing legacy. Immerse yourself in poignant interviews, captivating tales, and visuals that chronicle the personal and collective journey of Australia’s nursing heroes.

Dive into our expansive resources tailored for academic pursuits, making learning about Australia’s nursing history both insightful and engaging.


Australia’s nursing history is an embodiment of dedication, perseverance, and compassion. As the curators of this esteemed legacy, NNAA is committed to creating a sustainable sanctuary for these invaluable tales and artefacts. By cherishing and amplifying these stories, we ensure they remain an indelible part of our national consciousness.

Your journey into Australia’s nursing past begins here. Let’s remember, cherish, and continue the legacy together.