Althea Harriett Cookson MBE
b. Christchurch 1883 d. Christchurch 1969
Nursing training at Christchurch Hospital. State Exam passed in Dec 1916. Registered in Jan 1917.
Midwifery training at the Otago Medical School Maternity Hospital, gaining the midwifery certificate in Jun 1918.
Sister Whangarei Hospital 1919 -1920
Matron Whangarei Hospital 1921-1928
Postgraduate study in England, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden. Canada and USA.
Matron Wellington Hospital 1929 -1937
Retired in 1937, travelled to England and on return settled in Whangarei