The Vivian Bullwinkel Project

A great Australian; a great leader; a great woman and a proud nurse

It is very appropriate that we recognise the life of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO with a commemorative statue on the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.

The Australian War Memorial have agreed (in principal) to locating a sculpture in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial and the Australian College of Nursing have committed to contributing to a fund to make this vision a reality. Whilst this is a great start, we are seeking assistance to make this happen.

Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM was the sole survivor of the 1942 Banka Island massacre. After being shot, Vivian feigned death and survived, only to be taken prisoner for the remainder of World War II.

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