19/52 Namibia – Matron Hulda Shipanga

I couldn’t find a photo anywhere of Hulda, but this is footage likely from the Old Location Uprising

Hulda Kamboi Ngatjikare (married name Shipanga) was born on 28 October 1926 in Aminuis, South-West Africa (now known as Namibia). She came to the UK to study and qualifed as a theatre nurse and specialising in paediatrics and orthopaedics.

In this episode I share the little we know about her incredible life story. If anyone is interesting in researching her further, you could try looking in the archives of The National Archives, Wellcome Library for records of the Queen’s Nursing Institute,  London Metropolitan Archives for records of London training schools for nurses. Please get in touch if you find anything!

British Subjects is produced by Anna Rose Kerr.