THREE honour boards listing all the Ballarat Base Hospital matrons and nursing executive directors since 1856 were unveiled at the weekend.
The boards were presented by the Ballarat Base Hospital Trained Nurses League as part of its 85th reunion and annual general meeting on Saturday afternoon.
The league's treasurer Trina Jones said the boards also listed the Jean K. Finlayson Scholarship recipients since the nursing education award began in 1996.
The league helps nurses who trained at the hospital to keep in touch with their training school and to assist nurses currently in training.
It also provides opportunities for the further education of members and to fundraise for nursing education, facilities and health services.
"We've had a past trainee who has been living in the UK for 20 years come this year," Mrs Jones said.
"We've also had people come from Queensland, South Australia and across Victoria."
An 85th reunion cake was made by long-serving member Rita Perkins, who began her training in 1945.
On Saturday night, a reunion dinner was held at the Midlands Golf Club, attended by 105 members.
Josie Everard, from the 1953 school, spoke on behalf of her group with an entertaining view of their experiences 60 years ago.
June Richardson, who began her training in 1939, also proposed a toast to the training school.
The league meets on the first Tuesday of each March, June, September and December.