Books /Monograph/Report/Published thesis

Godden, Judith (ed. by Aftercare PR team), 2017 Aftercare: its journey 1907-2017,  Sydney, Australia,

Godden, Judith, Crown Street. The History of Crown Street Women’s Hospital, 1893-1983. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, January 2017.

Godden, Judith 2015, The Australian Pain Society: The First 35 Years, Sydney: Australian Pain Society, Sydney.

Godden, Judith 2011, Australia’s Controversial Matron: Gwen Burbidge and Nursing Reform Sydney, The NSW College of Nursing.

Helmstadter, Carol and Judith Godden 2011, Nursing before Nightingale 1815-1890,  Farnham (U.K.) Ashgate.

Godden, Judith 2006, Lucy Osburn, a lady displaced. Florence Nightingale’s envoy to Australia, Sydney University Press. (see

Godden, Judith, Brew, Angela and Roe, Ernest 1996, Learning Research Skills: Programs and Issues, Occasional Paper 6, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney, December, 38pp.

McAllister, Margaret, Wendy Madsen, Judith Godden, Jennene Greenhill& Rachel Reed, 2008, Moving forward by looking backward: An exploration of history teaching in nursing curricula across Australia: Final Report. Maroochydore: University of the Sunshine Coast.

Godden, Judith, Philanthropy and the Woman’s Sphere, Sydney, 1870-circa 1900. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 1983,

Book Chapters

Godden, Judith 2010, ‘The Dream of Nursing the Empire’, in Navigating Nightingale: Essays on the Influence of a Nursing Icon eds. Sioban Nelson and Anne Marie Rafferty, Cornell University Press, New York, pp. 55-75.

Godden, Judith and Sue Forsyth, 2003, ‘Historical Methods’, Nursing Research Methods, Critical Appraisal and Utilisation, (eds.) Z. Schneider, D. Elliott, G. LoBiondo-Wood and J. Haber, 2nd edition, Harcourt Australia, Melbourne, pp.154-62.

Godden, Judith 2003, ‘Nightingale Nursing Probationers, Sydney Infirmary’, in A Companion of the History of Medicine in Australia 1788-1939, A.J. Proust (ed), A. Proust, Canberra, pp.232-33.

Godden, Judith 1997 “‘For the benefit of mankind’: Nightingale’s legacy and hours of work in Australian nursing, 1868-1939’, in A. M. Rafferty, J. Robinson and R. Elkan (eds.) Nursing History and the Politics of Welfare, Routledge, London, pp.177-191.

Godden, Judith 1995 ‘Victorian influences on the development of a professional identity within nursing’ in Scholarship in the Discipline of Nursing, (eds.) G. Gray & R. Pratt, Churchill Livingstone, Melbourne, pp.239-254.

Godden, Judith 1990 ‘No-one can take away the kudos? Jessie Street and the unionisation of nurses in New South Wales’, in Jessie Street. Documents and Essays, ed. H. Radi, Women’s Redress Press, Sydney, pp.94-103.

Rosenthal, Margaret and Judith Godden, 1988 ‘The Institute of Nursing Studies’, in In Transit. Sydney C.A.E. 1982-1989, ed. M. Koder, Sydney College of Advanced Education, pp.179-193.

Godden, Judith 1982 ‘Portrait of a lady: A decade in the life of Helen Fell’, in M. Bevege et al. (eds.) Worth her Salt. Women at Work in Australia, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, pp.33-48.

Godden, Judith 1982 ‘`The work for them, and the glory for us!’ Sydney women’s philanthropy, 1870-1900’ in R. Kennedy (ed.) Australian Welfare History. Critical Essays, Macmillan, Melbourne, pp.84-102

Articles in Refereed Journals

McAllister, Margaret, Wendy Madsen, Judith Godden, Jennene Greenhill, Rachel Reed, 2010, ‘Generating Ideas for the Teaching of Nursing’s History’, Australian Collegian, 17:1 , pp.13-22.

McAllister, Margaret, Wendy Madsen, Judith Godden , Jennene Greenhill, Rachel Reed, 2010, ‘Teaching Nursing’s History: A National Survey of Australian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, 2007-2008’, Nurse Education Today, 30:4, May, pp. 277-382.

Madsen, Wendy, Margaret McAllister, Judith Godden, Jennene Greenhill, Rachel Reed, 2009,‘Nursing’s orphans: how the system of nursing education in Australia is undermining professional identity’, Contemporary Nurse, 32:1-2, pp. 9-18.

Godden, Judith and Carol Helmstadter, 2009, ‘Conflict and costs when reforming nursing: the introduction of Nightingale nursing in Australia and Canada’, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18:19, pp. 2692-99.

Godden, Judith 2008, Review Symposia on Lucy Osburn, A Lady Displaced.
Author’s response, Metascience, 17: 3, 329–349.

Godden, Judith 2008, ‘Nursing’, Sydney Journal, 1:3 ( and related entry in the Dictionary of Sydney (

Godden, Judith 2008, ‘Hospitals’, Sydney Journal, 1:2, (
and related entry in the Dictionary of Sydney (

Godden, Judith 2007, ‘Reflections on history’s evidence base’, Guest Editorial for Nursing Inquiry, 14: 4, p. 265.

Godden, Judith 2005, ‘A ‘region of indecency and pruriency’: Religious conflict, female communities and health care in colonial New South Wales’, Humanities Research, vol. XII, no. 1, pp. 79-92.

Godden, Judith 2004, ‘Bathsheba Ghost, Matron of the Sydney Infirmary 1852-66: A Silenced Life’, Labour History, no. 87, November, pp.49-63.

Godden, Judith and Carol Helmstadter 2004, ’Women’s Mission and Professional Knowledge: Nightingale nursing in colonial Australia and Canada’, Social History of Medicine, vol.17, no.2, August, pp.157-74.

Godden, Judith 2003, ‘Matching the ideal? The first generation of Nightingale nursing probationers, Sydney Hospital, 1868-84’, Health and History, 5:1, pp.22-41.

Godden, Judith 2001, “‘Like a possession of the devil’: the diffusion of Nightingale nursing and Anglo-Australian relations’, International History of Nursing Journal,7, pp.52-58.

Godden, Judith, 2001, “‘Be good sweet maid’: Sister Probationer Nora Barton at the Sydney Infirmary, 1869-72’, Labour History, 80, pp.141-56.

Godden, Judith 2001 “A ‘lamentable failure’? The founding of Nightingale nursing in Australia, 1868-84’, Australian Historical Studies, 32:117, pp.276-91.

Godden, Judith and Forsyth, Sue, 2000 ‘Defining Relationships and limiting power: Two leaders of Australian nursing, 1868-1904’, Nursing Inquiry, 7:1, pp.10-19.

Godden, Judith 1997, ‘Containment and control: Presbyterian women missionaries and the missionary impulse in NSW, 1891-1914’, Women’s History Review, 6:1, pp.75-93.

Godden, Judith, Graeme Curry and Sheryl Delacour, 1992-93 ‘The Decline of Myths and Myopia? The Use and Abuse of Nursing History’, The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 10:2, December-February, pp.27-34.

Godden, Judith 1987, ‘Sectarianism and purity within the woman’s sphere: Sydney refuges during the late nineteenth century’, Journal of Religious History, 14:3, pp.291-306.

Godden, Judith 1987, ‘British models and colonial experience: Women’s philanthropy in late nineteenth century Sydney’, Journal of Australian Studies, 19, pp.40-53.

Godden, Judith 1979, ‘A new look at pioneer women’, Hecate, v:2, pp.7-21.

Biographical entries

Godden, Judith 2011, ‘Emily Darvall Paterson (1864-1945)’; ‘ Susan Catherine Schardt (1872–1934)’and ‘Emily Mary Barton (1817-1909)’ in Women of Ryde, Sydney: Ryde District Historical Society.

Godden, Judith 2008, ‘Lucy Osburn’, in Dictionary of Sydney (

Godden, Judith 2005, ‘Osburn, Lucy, Nurse’, in Bright Sparcs, A register of people involved in the development of science, technology, engineering and medicine in Australia

Godden, Judith 2005, ‘Eliza Pottie, evangelist and social reformer’, and ‘Helen Fell, diarist and philanthropist’, in Australian Dictionary of Biography Supplement, (ed). C. Cunneen, Melbourne University Press, pp.125-26, 324-25.

Godden, Judith 2002, ‘Zepps, Katrina, nurse’ in The Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16,(gen. ed.) J. Ritchie, Melbourne University Press, p.608.

Godden, Judith and Heather Radi, 1996, ‘Evans, Evelyn, nursing administrator’ in The Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, 1881-1939, gen. ed. J. Ritchie, Melbourne University Press, pp.106-107.

Godden, Judith 1994, ‘Mary McLean’, ‘Eliza Pottie’, ‘John Pottie’, ‘Elizabeth Renwick’, ‘Eleanor Rivett’, ‘Susan Schardt’, ‘Elizabeth Ward’, in The Australian Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, ed. B. Dickey, Evangelical History Association, Adelaide, pp.242,312-313, 321, 323, 332, 396.

Godden, Judith and Meredith Foley, 1993, ‘Blomfield, Isla Stuart, nurse’ in The Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 13, 1881-1939, gen. ed. J. Ritchie, Melbourne University Press, p.206.

Godden, Judith 1990, ‘Ward, Elizabeth, philanthropist’, in The Australian Dictionary of Biography, gen. ed. J. Ritchie, vol. 12, 1881-1939, Melbourne University Press, p.381.

Godden, Judith 1988, ‘Rivett: Eleanor, missionary, Elsie, welfare worker, and Mary, psychologist’, in The Australian Dictionary of Biography, gen. ed. G. Serle, vol. 11, 1881-1939, Melbourne University Press, pp.401-403.

Godden, Judith 1988, ‘Eliza Pottie, philanthropist’, in 200 Australian Women. A Redress Anthology, ed. H. Radi, Women’s Redress Press, Sydney, pp.35-36.

Selected miscellaneous non-refereed articles/reports

Godden, Judith. ‘Gwen Burbidge and Nursing Reform’, Nursing.aust, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter 2010: 20-21.;dn=339456451995908;res=IELHEA  ISSN: 1443-1491. [cited 30 Oct 10].

Godden, Judith, (2009) ‘The Rockefeller Foundation and Australian Nursing’ Rockefeller Archive Center Research Reports Online, eds. Ken Rose and Erwin Levold,

Godden, Judith, ‘Aftercare’s History’, , 2007.

Godden, Judith 2006, ‘Lucy Osburn’s Diary’, History. Magazine of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 89, September, pp. 4-5