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Hallowed Ground: Women Doctors at War


  • La Mama Theatre 205 Faraday Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

The story of the Australian women doctors in the military highlights the significant advancement in attitudes and recognition of our women on active service. Hallowed Ground is a composite of first hand experiences spanning a century of women doctors in war. WW1 pioneers served with the Scottish Women’s Hospital, establishing base hospitals staffed predominantly by women, clearing stations and clinics for infectious diseases. In WW2, at home and abroad, they determined to serve as surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and researchers, and were finally granted admission within the Australian Army. From Vietnam to the Middle East, as peacekeepers and in times of conflict, women doctors have served our military with growing numbers and significant ranks. This is their story.

Written by Carolyn Bock and Helen Hopkins

Directed by Tom Healey

Performed by Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins, Fiona Macleod, Chi Nguyen

Lighting design by Rebecca Etchell

Sound design by Nick Van Cuylenberg

Image by Nancy Flammea

Supported by Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts & Culture Fund

Approximately 45 minutes

Saturday 6.30, Sunday 8.30, Monday 6.30

All tickets $15

Part of La Mama’s Explorations Season 2016

Earlier Event: December 9
Free Public Lecture: Posthuman Feminism
Later Event: January 15
Midsumma Carnival + T Dance 2017