Records and Archives Centre

Sister Joan, as Matron of St Martin’s War Memorial Hospital, in 1971 with the last group of nursing graduates – (Image courtesy of St Martin’s Hospital: A History by Val Donovan – Records and Archives Centre Library)

The Stinson plane crash and the SSA

“Sister Joan serves as yet another example of how sometimes it is the small brush strokes on a large canvas that can make all the difference,” writes Archives Researcher Adrian Gibb on Sister Joan Michael SSA, who nursed one of the Stinson plane crash survivors to recovery


Canon Ivor Church: more evolutionary than revolutionary

“During his time as Principal, he influenced the teaching and thinking of a number of graduates while ensuring that his views, more evolutionary than revolutionary, were heard through broader channels,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers on long-serving St Francis College Principal, The Rev’d Canon Ivor Church