Westwood Sanatorium on its opening day 1919
Title Westwood Sanatorium on its opening day 1919
Description The Westwood Sanatorium was opened by the Home Secretary, Mr Huxham, on 7 September 1919. The 64-bed hospital was initially established to treat Miner's Phthisis cases but improved health and safety practices in the mines soon resulted in a change of focus to specialise in the treatment of tuberculosis. Two special trains travelled from Rockhampton for the opening day and approximately 2000 people attended. (Information from: The Brisbane Courier 08 September 1919 accessed at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20388217.)
Image Number 35
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original)
Subject Historic buildings
Subject Hospitals
Subject Sanatorium
Subject Westwood Sanatorium
Coverage - Spatial Westwood, Queensland
Coverage - Time 07 September 1919
Format of Original Photographic print: b&w 19.7 cm x 12 cm Scan .tif 9.1 MB 2315 x 1377 pixels
Digital Format image/jpeg
Rights This image is provided for the purpose of private study and research and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.

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