Sara Maude Robertson – uncovering the real story

The 1907 grave of Sara Maude Robertson can be found in the Old European Cemetery on Christmas Island. Hers was the first burial in that little cemetery. She was a doctor, which was somewhat of a rarity for women of that era, so how did she come to be on the island? Was it to do with the beriberi epidemic? My search started with an erroneous narrative of her but I was able to uncover a very interesting timeline of her life. Read all about this woman who was ahead of her time.

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