Hilda Williams

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: This story draws on an extensive survey of contemporary newspaper reports. The authors have also drawn on a forum discussion published by the ABC and information from Earle Seubert and the Friends of Woodman Point Recreation Camp (Inc). We thank Kirsty Harris for her informed reading of the Williams’ case. For a study of the Boonah’s ill-fated voyage see Ian Darroch, The Boonah Tragedy (Bassebdean: Access Press, 2004). For more details on civilian nursing and the largely unacknowledged contribution of the Voluntary Aids Detachments see Rupert Goodman, Voluntary Aids Detachments in Peace and War (Brisbane: Boolarong Publications, 1991). For further reading on the Spanish Flu, see Anne Rasmussen, ‘The Spanish Flu’ in Jay Winter (ed,) The Cambridge History of the First World War, vol. III (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 334–357.