Victory Procession 1945
Title Victory Procession 1945
Description The photograph shows the Rockhampton Hospital float in the Victory Procession in August 1945. The men in the photo were patients in the Soldiers' Ward at the Rockhampton Base Hspital. The nurses were (L to R): D. Hick, Joan Holder, Nr Swain. Nr Hick was responsible for initiating fund raising for the nurses' swimming pool. She died in childbirth after giving birth to twin boys. The building in the background is Shandon 166 Alma St, a heritage listed building still in existence in 2008 as the business premises of Tucker and Nankiville who have been long serving Funeral Directors in Rochampton. According to the Queensland Heritage Register, Shandon was built for Rockhampton Surgeon Dr Henry E. Brown in 1892. He moved to Rockhampton in about 1885. During the period 1892 to 1897-99 he was engaged as a Visiting Surgeon to the 32-bed Rockhampton Children's Hospital and was also on the staff of the 114-bed Port Curtis and Leichhardt District Hospital approximately 1892-93.
Image Number 62
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original) Photograph donated by Mrs J Kidd (Holder), Gladstone
Subject Floats (processions)
Subject Historic buildings
Subject Nurses
Subject Victory celebrations
Coverage - Spatial Alma Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time August 1945
Format of Original photographic print: b&w (15 cm x 10 cm); scan .tif 1.9 MB 1788 x 1112 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.