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Nursing Sisters' Memorial
Ottawa, Ontario

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The Canadian Nursing Sisters' Memorial.

The Canadian Nursing Sister's Memorial commemorates the contribution of nurses in Canada from the earliest days until World War I. The panel is mounted in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario in the Hall of Honour located in the Centre Block. Montreal artist G.W. Hill sculpted the panel in Italy, from marble of the Carara quarries.

The figures on the right-hand side are a nurse in New France caring for a native child while an anxious Iroquois warrior looks on. The central figure is intended to represent humanity, while the group at left features two uniformed nurses during the war.

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