A tribute to Eileen Gertrude Green
extract from her diary.
Redhill, South Australia on 8 June 1914. Died Adelaide, South
Australia in June 1991
the months following her marriage in February 1944, Eileen kept
a small diary. She "fell" pregnant in March and in May,
I guess when her pregnancy was confirmed, she resigned her nursing
job in Sydney and returned to Adelaide. By this stage, husband
Michael had been reposted to his regiment in North Queensland
to continue fighting in World War II. The excerpt of the diary
below is for August 1944. Michael is on leave and in Adelaide
her notes we can feel her loneliness during her pregnancy without
out the company of her husband, her strength, her character. I
have taken a copy of one page of the diary at random to give you
a "feel" for the emotions going through Eileen at this
was amused by the entry Eileen made about the arguments for and
against the referendum of 1944. She demonstrates her political
and social awareness and the strength and convictions of her beliefs.
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