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Gething, Amy Hinckley


Registration number1100
First name(s)Amy Hinckley

The Rectory, Beaufort West, South Africa; 149 Muller St., Bellevue East, Johannesburg

Date of registration2 May 1890

Certificate Kimberley Hospital 1886-90; Private Nursing, Beaufort, Cape Colony Jan-Sep 1891; Volks Hosp, Pretoria. Supt, of Nursing, Oct 1891-Oct 1893; Volks Hosp, Bloemfontein (Matron) Oct 1893 - Nov 1898


Married now Lewis

Personal details

Date of birthAbout 1865
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
Maiden nameGething
Married nameLewis
Family details

Daughter of Guy Gething and his wife, Louise Hendrika Zahn

Additional personal details

Address in 1892 and 1898 Volks Hospital, Bloemfontein, South; In Johannesburg 1909

Professional details

Work experience

Pro. Kimberley Hospital 1886-87, Staff Nurse and Head Nurse to 1890; Private Nursing, Beaufort West, Cape Colony Jan-Sep 1891; Superintendent Volks Hosp, Pretoria, October 1891 to October 1893, Volks Hospital Bloemfontein,Matron 1893-1898

Professional activities


Additional professional details

Colonials rejoiced that Amy Gething, Matron of Volks Hospital Bloemfontein, the first State Hospital, opened in 1893, was one of themselves and not an outsider. She also had the advantage of being able to speak both Dutch and English.


Register of Trained Nurses 1892; Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives Nursing Directory 1898 - Society of Genealogists' Library The Nursing Record and Hospital World, November 25 1893

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