Author(s): Mary Ellen O'Conner
This 100-year history of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation reflects its social, economic and political background, and profiles individuals to highlight the many facets of nursing in New Zealand.
Mary Ellen O'Connor's interest in the public sector and in unionism equipped her well to write this NZNO history. She has relished the opportunity to record the development of a high-profile female-dominated organisation. Mary Ellen has worked as a tertiary teacher most of her career and has published widely - textbooks, magazine and newspaper articles, and a school history. She has also taken a leading role in party politics and community campaigning.