Please join us online as Terry Bishop Stirling traces the history of the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association (NONIA) from its founding in 1920 to the present.
Starting as a programme to provide nurses in outport communities lacking any medical care, NONIA evolved as a volunteer-led non profit cottage industry which employed hundreds of women knitting and weaving from their homes.
This illustrated presentation will explore how the organization evolved and adapted to political, social and economic change over its 100 years.
Watch the Lecture at: Annual George Story Lecture – NURSES AND KNITTING: 100 Years of NONIA – YouTube
Photo: “Little Girl in a NONIA Dress” by Elsie Holloway, Archives & Special Collections Coll-151 11.20.005