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Through These Lines

by Cheryl Ward

From Gallipoli to the Western Front – Australia’s trained nurses were there

Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her four-year journey, from departure on the troopship Kyarra to tours of duty in Egypt, Lemnos and France.

Flo and her fellow nursing sisters are outnumbered and out of their element, their skill dismissed by senior officers. Against a backdrop of lantern-lit wards, bright Mediterranean skies and crowded, muddy fields, we see Flo fight to find her place.

Based on meticulous research, Through These Lines is an honest account of women in war. There is humour, anger, hope, sadness and frustration. But most of all there is courage – Flo sees her task through to the end.

A play in 5 acts


Sisters at No. 3 Australian General Hospital on the island of Lemnos. (Photo: A. W. Savage. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, PXE 698.)

Sisters’ lines, No. 3 Australian General Hospital, Lemnos. The morning after a storm. (Photo: A. W. Savage. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, PXE 698)

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