Dougherty, Ellen (c. 1843–1919)

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Dougherty, Ellen (c. 1843–1919)

New Zealand nurse, pharmacist, and hospital matron. Born c. 1843 or 1844, at Cutters Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand; died Nov 3, 1919, at Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand; dau. of Daniel Dougherty (whaler) and Sarah (McAuley) Dougherty.

Completed certificate in nursing (1887); became head of accident and surgery wards at Wellington District Hospital; served as acting matron of Wellington District Hospital, and as matron of Palmerston North Hospital (1893); became registered as pharmacist (1899); was one of 1st state-registered nurses in the world.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).

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