Dispenser's Residence, Diamantina Hospital

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.19

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Cornwall St, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50055556,153.03313889

Time Link: 1909

Map Link: 1911

Image Time Point: 1911

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Began in 1893 as the Diamantina Orphanage, it became a mental patients home in 1893. In 1898, it returned to use as a boy’s reformantory. In 1901, it beccame the Diamantina Chronic Disease Hospital, later specalising in epilisy, consumption and cancer. Pharmacist’s house finished in 1909. Continued as hospital through WWII until 1956, when a new hospital opened onsite. Named Princess Alexandra (P.A.) Hospital in 1960. Residence is now the ‘Diamantina Healthcare Museum’. One of two Diamantina Hospital remnants saved when this hospital was demolished (1952-56).


Department of Enviroment & Heritage Protection, Qld Heritage Register citation No.602560

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 2 chains to the inch. Plan of Dutton Park Land Sale, City of South Brisbane, Parish of South Brisbane, County of Stanley. With local sketch at 30 chains to the inch. 2 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 620305