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A plaque which was originally affixed to the Hindmarsh Memorial Hospital in Holden Street which was dedicated to those from the district who died in service or were killed in action in World War Two. The building is now utilised as a youth centre.

The Hindmarsh Council has bought and will operate the Hindmarsh Memorial Hospital Maternity Hospital in Holden Street opposite the Hindmarsh Oval. The town clerk (Mr. R. W. Langman) said last night that the council would seek public subscription of £7,000 to finance the purchase. The hospital, with 30 beds, would provide maternity accommodation for Hindmarsh women. It would not be restricted to Hindmarsh residents, but they would be given preference. It would be the first metropolitan hospital to be owned and controlled by a council, said Mr Langman.

The hospital, which was well equipped and needed no immediate renovation, would be dedicated as a practical memorial to men of the district who were killed in World War Two.
The Advertiser (Adelaide), 26 October 1949.

Location

Address:Hindmarsh Place, Hindmarsh Historical Society, Hindmarsh, 5007
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.907794
Long: 138.569864
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 10th May, 1952
Front Inscription

HINDMARSH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

THIS HOSPITAL WAS PURCHASED ON 10TH. MAY 1950 BY THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF HINDMARSH FOR USE AS A MATERNITY HOSPITAL AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE DURING THE WORLD WAR OF 1939-45.

PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS WERE CALLED AND RAISED HALF THE PURCHASE PRICE THE BALANCE BEING GRANTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

UNVEILED AND DEDICATED
(10TH MAY 1952)

R.W.LANGMAN                           A.H.TURNBULL
TOWN CLERK.                                 MAYOR.

Source: TOH, MA
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