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1 year 8 months ago #60 by Joan
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As part of the Centenary celebrations of state registration for South African nurses (1891-1991), a Disa hybrid (orchid) was named after Henrietta Stockdale.

The genus Disa is a member of the family Orchidaceae and is naturally found in the Western-Cape mountains (e.g. Table Mountain) of South Africa.

Nursing RSA Verpleging, May 1991, Vol 6 No 5, page 6.
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1 year 8 months ago #58 by Joan
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Henrietta Stockdale was human. All historical, iconic figures are. What they teach us is that we do not have to be perfect in order to change our world for the better.
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #40 by Joan
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On 15 August 1991, the South African Postal Administration issued a stamp and a commemorative envelope to commemorate the 100th year of South African nurses having state registration (and thus acknowledgement of professionalism). We were the first group in the world to commence with state registration for nurses and midwifes in 1891.

I found two of these envelopes (which were made available to the public for one day only, namely 15 August 1991) in an antique shop in George, on the South West coast of South Africa. A scanned copy of these envelopes are attached to this post. Inside is a card describing the history of South African nurses' drive for state registration.

Also attached to this entry is a scanned copy of the nursing magazine page that describes the issuing of the stamp and the commemorative envelope. It notes that the stamp was designed by Theo Marais.
Nursing RSA Verpleging June 1991, Vol 6 no. 6 page 19
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2 years 2 months ago #25 by Joan
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If we hear the name "Henrietta Stockdale", we think of Kimberley and the 1891 voluntary state registration for nurses working in the then Cape Colony. Yet, there are so much more that can be said of this lady and her work. I will commence with one lesser known fact - let us see how many such "fun facts" we can discover.

Fact 1: Henrietta Stockdale and three other Sisters (of the Anglican Order of St Michael and All Angels) worked to "...reorganise the department of lepers and to institute a proper nursing service" (Searle 1965:71) on Robben Island. The Robben Island leper colony was established in 1846 when all lepers were moved from the Cape Colony to the island as an isolation measure.
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