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The plaque commemorates the opening of the Dental Hospital and College in July 1941.

The new dental hospital, erected at a cost of £105,000 was opened yesterday by the Minister for Health (Mr Hanlon). In declaring the building open, Mr. Hanlon said it was a gift of the Government to the people of Queensland. The dental policy of the State was that no teeth should be extracted if they could be saved. and that extracted teeth should be replaced. Every patient who went to the hospital would leave with a fully restored mouth.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW), 7 July 1941. 


Address:Albert & Turbot Streets, Brisbane, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.46707
Long: 153.02304
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Designer:Department of Public Works
Monument Manufacturer:Department of Public Works


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th July, 1941
Front Inscription

This panel was erected to commemorate the opening of this Dental Hospital and College built and equipped by the Labour Government of Queensland.

The opening ceremony of the building was performed by the Honourable Edward Michael Hanlon, M.L.A. Minister for Health  and Home Affairs on 6th July 1941.

The building was designed and constructed by the Department of Public Works.

Source: MA
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