HOLLAND PARK HOSPITAL
LOGAN ROAD, HOLLAND PARK, BRISBANE, QLD

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The US Army established the 3,000 bed Holland Park Hospital on a 100 acre paddock at Logan Road at Holland Park. About 300 men were involved in its construction. It took its first patients in about June 1943 when the 42nd General Hospital moved out of Stuartholme on Mount Coot-tha.

The 42nd General Hospital's newspaper "Stethoscope" of 12 August 1943 noted that the nurses left the Hospital at Camp Columbia in August 1943 to return to the 42nd General Hospital at Stuartholme. The 1 November 1943 edition of the "Stethoscope" indicated that the remaining members of Section II at Camp Columbia then moved to the new hospital at Holland Park on 21 October 1943. The officers in charge of the Hospital at Camp Columbia included Major William Walker (the first and last officer-in-charge), Major Simon Bager, Captain Crawford, and Captain Muller.

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Holland Park Hospital

 


State Library of Queensland - Image number: 69379

View towards Logan Road, with Brodie Street at right, through grounds of the Holland Park
Military Hospital, erected in 1943. The prefabricated wards of the hospital are in the foreground.

The US Army Holland Park Hospital was located in the areas bounded by Nursery Avenue and Gorban Street, Holland Park and approximately between Seville Park and Logan Road.

After the Americans moved to New Guinea, this hospital was taken over by the 102nd Australian General Hospital who had moved out of their hospital at Ekibin.

It is believed that the Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall was one of the huts from the Holland Park Hospital.  It was possibly the Administration building from either Unit No. 1 or Unit No. 2 of the Holland Park Hospital.


Photo: Peter Dunn 14 Oct 2006

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 14 Oct 2006

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 14 Oct 2006

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall looking towards Mount Gravatt (the hill)

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 14 Oct 2006

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall looking towards Mount Gravatt (the hill)

 


Photo: Peter Dunn 14 Oct 2006

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Hall looking back towards Logan Road

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Ray Denning (new deceased), former President of the Mt. Gravatt District Historical Association for his assistance with this home page.

I'd also like to thank Martha Ranc, whose aunty was a nurse at Stuartholme during WWII. Martha has written a research paper on the 42nd General Hospital. Martha made me aware of the connection with Camp Columbia.

 

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