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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
Long: 151.952462
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1923
Approx. Event End Date:1935


Front Inscription

In memory of Miss J Waller

Matron of Simla

1923 - 1935



Source: MA
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