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Diamantina Health Care Museum

Location
Cornwall St Entrance, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Postal address
Cornwall St Entrance, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Opening hours
Sun 12pm-2pm; Wed 11am-2.30pm
Admission
Free


The Diamantina Health Care Museum Inc. is housed in the oldest building in the grounds of the Princess Alexandra Hospital: the heritage listed former Dispenser’s House which was built in 1909. The site was originally used as an Aboriginal healing place by the Koorpooroo people of the Jagara group.

The museum celebrates and interprets a rich history of health care, the people and staff of hospitals built on the site. The museum displays a variety of photographs of previous years, furniture and equipment dating back to the Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases days and makes available information booklets about the hospital’s past, its people and equipment.

The Museum has John Kemp’s bark realism of “The Lords Last Supper” which was the largest bark artwork in Australia, and made with bark collected from Wynnum Creek and the surrounding area. It was donated to the Hospital in 1973 for the newly built chapel.

 

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