A hospital inspector before the First World War, Jessie Bicknell was matron of the hospital ship Maheno in 1916–17. Her experiences equipped her to become director of the Division of Nursing for the Department of Health from 1923 to 1931.
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Auckland Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, School of Nursing photographs
Reference: BAOE A727 4507 Box 7 d