When tales are long and often turn corners
Somewhere embodied in the stories that people tell, is the life and achievements of Nurse Bertha Emilie Schmidtke. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of this remarkable woman, whom against all odds established the Ambleside Maternity Hospital in what is now the Hahndorf Academy, South Australia. Artist Deborah Twining attempts to unravel the truths that wrapped up her world. In the process give some narrative to Nurse Schmidtke’s valuable but largely unrecognised achievements.