Historical information

Eugene and Annie Mary (Mollie) Sibson married in 1933 and both were associated with the Bendigo Hospital. Eugene held a the position of Medical Officer for 48 years and Mollie as a paid nursing sister until her marriage in 1933, although Mollie did continue to hold an unpaid position on the Board of Management of the Hospital for many years afterwards. Eugene was first elected to council in August 1976 and elected Mayor of Bendigo for the 1978 – 79 term at which time Mollie served as Mayoress.

Physical description

Set of three black and white photographs, individually mounted on card. Each photograph depicts groups nurses and doctors from Bendigo Hospital onsite, posing for photograph. 0138.1; Interior of decorated hospital ward. Four nurses standing alongside beds with patients. 0138.2; Group portrait, exterior or building. Forty nine nurses and three doctors in four rows, seated and standing on lawn in front of building. 0138.3 Seven nurses and one doctor standing in front of decorated cars. Mollie Sibson is third from left, Eugene Sandner is on right.

Inscriptions & markings

Verso 0138.3 tc; Bendigo Hospital Easter 1931 / Grace Adams?, Janet Redpath, Annie Mary (Mollie) Sibson, Mary Tatchell, Vera Chant, / Lil Turpie, Alice Downing, Dr Eugene Sandner ((Hon. Assistant Physician 1936 - 37, Hon. / Surgeon 1938 - 56, Hon Consultant Surgeon 1962 - 92).