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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'Trainee nurses and nursing sisters in the grounds of the Warwick General Hospital, ca. 1913'

Trainee nurses and nursing sisters in the grounds of the Warwick General Hospital, ca. 1913

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1913
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The hospital was opened in 1884. The operating theatre was built of stone in 1912 as a memorial to the late Dr. A. O. H. Phillips, a former medical officer of the institution. (Information taken from Warwick District Hospital Jubilee Souvenir, 1884-1934)
Warwick was the first town on the Darling Downs established in 1849 on the banks of the Condamine River. The rich grazing land around the area supports horse and cattle studs, fine wool and grain. In 1871 the railway from Ipswich came through. Warwick is situated 158km south west of Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway. (Information taken from: M. Barca, Explore Historic Australia, 2002)