Story: Bicknell, Jessie

Jessie Bicknell

Jessie Bicknell

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.

Using this item

Auckland Regional Office, Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, School of Nursing photographs
Reference: BAOE A727 4507 Box 7 d

How to cite this page:

Beryl Hughes. 'Bicknell, Jessie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3b32/bicknell-jessie (accessed 6 July 2020)