The nurse who helped found the Mount Isa Underground Hospital

Derek Barry
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:29am, first published July 10 2020 - 8:06am
Barbara Shipman at the entrance of the Mount Isa Underground Hospital.
Barbara Shipman at the entrance of the Mount Isa Underground Hospital.

As a rough and ready mining town Mount Isa has always needed the tender care of nurses and the hospitals they work in.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.

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