Annie Conley

(1891-1990). Nurse, midwife. She was born in New South Wales, Australia, into the family of John and Charlotte Pocock. Her parents accepted the Seventh-day Adventist message under the ministry of Robert Hare and David Steed in Parramatta during 1892. In hard times Ellen White helped the Pocock family, and while Avondale College was being built, John stayed for some months in the White home. As a child Annie sometimes accompanied Mrs. White on visits in her horse-drawn vehicle, and she used to gather maidenhair fern for Mrs. White’s table. In 1911 Annie began the nursing course at Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital (now Sydney Adventist Hospital). After graduation she gained experience in Warburton, Victoria, and then established the Pine Hill Private Hospital near Avondale College. More than...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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