Opening of the first Mount Morgan Hospital, 30th August 1890
Title Opening of the first Mount Morgan Hospital, 30th August 1890
Description This 2016 restored image has been made available courtesy of Catherine McIntosh, the great-granddaughter of band member, Thomas Upsell Stubbs (1868 - 1954), who is the sixth person from the right in the second back row of the photograph. The photograph was taken on the afternoon of 30 August 1890 during the ceremony to open the first Mount Morgan Hospital. Nurses may be seen in uniform in the front rows while the band members are in the back rows. James Wesley Hall (1839 - 1901), who, at the time of the hospital opening, was the first general manager of the Mount Morgan Gold Mining Company Limited, the first president of the Mount Morgan Hospital Committee and the first mayor of the Mount Morgan Borough Council, is possibly in the back row, second from the left. His wife, Mount Morgan's first mayoress, Mary Dora Frederica ('Dora') Hall (née Dempster) (1864 - 1895) is believed to be the stylish young lady in the front row, third from the left. During the ceremony she had the official task of opening the hospital after being presented with the key to the building. The photograph was taken at the back of the building near one of the two chimneys. This is the only known photograph of the opening of the original hospital. At the time of the opening, the Resident Surgeon was Dr Robert R. Hunter and the Matron was Miss A. Marsh.
Image Number 362
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original) Catherine Elizabeth McIntosh, great-granddaughter of band member Thomas Upsell Stubbs (1868 -1954)
Subject Dempster, Mary Dora Frederica (1864 - 1895)
Subject Hall, James Wesley (1839 - 1901)
Subject Hall, Mary Dora Frederica (1864 - 1895)
Subject Hospital opening
Subject Mount Morgan Hospital
Subject Stubbs, Thomas Upsell (1868 - 1954)
Coverage - Spatial Black Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Coverage - Time 30 August 1890
Format of Original photographic print: sepia 21 cm x 15 cm; scan .tif 20.6 MB 3295 x 2180 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.