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A plaque commemorates the centenary of first Bush Nursing facility in Victoria which was opened in Beech Forest in March 1911.


Address:Main Street, Beech Forest, 3237
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.637371
Long: 143.570094
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:14-March-1911
Actual Event End Date:14-March-2011


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 14th March, 2011
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This plaque is to commemorate the Centenary of the first Bush Nursing facility in Victoria.  The Beech Forest Centre was opened on Tuesday 14th March 1911 by Lady Dudley who was instrumental in the development of Bush Nursing across Victoria.

From 1911 - 2011 there have been 156 Bush Nursing Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Centres.

Currently those still operating are :
Hospitals at Ballan, Cobden, Euroa, Heyfield, Nagambie, Neerim & Yackandandah.
Centres at Balmoral, Buchan, Cann RIver, Dargom Dartmoor, Dingo, Elmhurst, Ensay, Gelantipy, Harrow, Lake Bolace, Lockington, Swifts Creek, Walwa & Woomelang.

Plaque sponsred by ACCV - Peak body of Bush Nursing in Victoria

14th March 2011

Source: MA
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