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Dorothy Aroha Morris

Identity

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    Dorothy Aroha AWMM
  • Surname
    Morris AWMM
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    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
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Civilian life

About birth

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    CromwellOtago AWMM
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Service

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    Army AWMM
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  • Military service
    • International Commission AWMM
    • Sir George Young's British Universities Ambulance Unit AWMM
    • 13th International Brigade AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • She trained at Christchurch Hospital and left New Zealand for England in 1935. She volunteered to serve with Sir George Young’s University Ambulance Unit, and worked at an International Brigades base hospital and as head nurse to a renowned Catalan surgeon. She then headed a Quaker-funded children’s hospital in Murcia, southern Spain. As Franco’s forces advanced, she fled to France and directed Quaker relief services for tens of thousands of Spanish refugees. Nurse Morris spent the Second World War in London munitions factories, as welfare supervisor to their all-female workforces. She then joined the newly formed UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, working in the Middle East and Germany with those who had been displaced and made homeless and destitute as a result of the war (Source: Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris – New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War )

    In 1945 Dorothy was the first New Zealander to work for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (Source: New Zealand Herald, 26 Oct 1944) AWMM
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Death

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  • Read the book. Petals and Bullets by Mark Derby.
    Public - Geoffrey neale - Other relative - 3 March 2020
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Sources

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  • External links
    National Library Manuscript Holdings
    https://natlib.govt.nz/items?utf8=%E2%9C%93&text=dorothy+morris
    Sources Used
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    • Derby, M. (2009). Kiwi companeros : New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War. Christchurch, N.Z.: Canterbury University Press. AWMM
      pp.154-57 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Volume 81, Issue 25034, 26 October 1944, Page 2 AWMM
    • Derby, M. (2015) Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris – New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War (The Canada Blanch/Sussex Academic Studie) Sussex: Sussex Academic Press AWMM
      pp 1-7, 12, AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 103, 28 October 1944, Page 10 AWMM

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03 March 2020Geoffrey nealeKimberley BC. CanadaOther relative

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