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Ellen Mary Pettit

b. Dunedin 7 Oct 1868                                                             d. Feilding 28 Feb 1953

Ellen Pettit 1903Nurse at Wellington Hospital 1896 – 1902

Matron Wellington Hospital 1902 – 1904

Matron Rotorua Sanitorium 1904 – 1905

Married John Haliburton 1905, a widower with three grown-up sons.  They lived in Feilding and John, who was 30 years older than Ellen died in 1915.

Ellen remained in Feilding.  During the 1918 influenza epidemic, provision was made for a temporary hospital in the local parish hall and Ellen volunteered to be 'Matron'.

Last updated 18 January 2017.