Ekibin Hospital

Ekibin Hospital

Stage Number: MBSH.02.05.21

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Moorooka-Tarragindi

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 54 Fingal Street, Tarragindi

Latitude & Longitude: -27.52054444,153.04510278

Time Link: 1944

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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This US Army hospital was constructed during 1943 and by the end of the following year there were over 90 structures on the site with a capacity for 1,250 soldiers. The facilities included two large ‘Psychopathic’ wards. The Americans transferred out near the end of the war, and it was then used as the Australian Army 102 Australian General Hospital (102 AGH), then immediately after the war part of the site was used as a compound for displaced persons. In 1946 it was reported that over 50 squatters were living at the site. This was controlled by the Queensland Housing Commission. The former Ekibin Hospital was demolished around 1955-56.


National Archives Australia, Series BP262/2 9127 PART 2 Allied Works Council Queensland – Annual Report of work done by AWC Qld to 30 June 1943 barcode 438604; Queensland Times, 9 August 1946.

Image Citations

View of the Holland Park Military Hospital, ca. 1945. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number: 200087.

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.