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A plaque commemorates Miss. J. Waller who was the Matron of Simla from 1923 to 1935.
In 1916, during World War One, wounded soldiers were returning to Toowoomba and the Red Cross was asked to find a suitable home for them. 'Finchley', the home of Dr. Edwin Roberts, was granted free of charge to the Red Cross for this purpose.
Later, 'Finchley' became a private hospital status and 'Simla' became available for the soldiers. It was rented from the owners for many years and vacated in the late 1930's. Visitors to 'Simla' included the Prince of Wales, Governor General of Australia, State Governors and Generals Birdwood, Robertson and Grant.
|Address:||549 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba R.S.L. Club, Toowoomba, 4350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.564731|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1923|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1935|
In memory of Miss J Waller
Matron of Simla
1923 - 1935