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Alice Ross King: A Brief Biography

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Alice Ross King was born august 5th 1887 in Victoria Australia. She was born to Archibald Ross King and his wife Henrietta née Ward. When she was young she moved with her family to Perth. There, her father and two older brothers drowned in an accident on the swan river. Soon after, Alice and her mother moved back to victoria. Alice King attended primary school at the Academy of Mary Immaculate, and college at Presbyterian Ladies' College. Alice wanted to become a nurse from early on so since she was not old enough to begin nursing training, she worked helping the matron of the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, with general duties. During one typhoid outbreak she assisted Alfred Hospital, stayed on and started training.
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