Why the legacy of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA is so relevant today.
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Foundation is fundraising for the commissioning and installation of sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA to be installed in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.
This commission will be the first sculpture to commemorate the service of an individual woman or nurse in the Memorial’s grounds.
“As an Australian Service Nurse, I sustained life-threatening injuries whilst deployed overseas.
Vivian Bullwinkel’s ability to continue to live her life in the service of others, despite the adversity she had faced, provided me with unparalleled and powerful motivation to do the same.
Vivian Bullwinkel was witness to the death of 21 of her Australian Army Nursing Service sisters. She devoted her life to ensuring that not only did we understand how they had died, but most importantly, how courageously and selflessly they had lived.”
Wing Commander (Ret’d) Sharon Bown RN FACN