Story: MacKinnon, Joanna

Receiving the Plunket medal

Receiving the Plunket medal

Joanna Murray (formerly MacKinnon) is presented with her Plunket medal by Lady Plunket in Dunedin in August 1909. Frederic Truby King, founder of the Plunket Society, looks on in the background. Usually Plunket nurses were required to surrender the medal if they married or moved to another job, but because of her important contribution to the establishment of Plunket nursing, Joanna Murray was given her medal permanently.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: Otago Witness, 18 August 1909, p. 46

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Lynne S. Giddings. 'MacKinnon, Joanna', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)