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The plaque commemorates the sesquicentenary of the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 1839 to 1989 and was unveiled near the site of the third Colonial Infirmary and Dispensary. 


Address:West Terrace, Adelaide High School, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.926109
Long: 138.587387
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1839
Approx. Event End Date:1989


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1990
Front Inscription

This Plaque Marks Approximately The Third Site Of
The Colonial Infirmary And Dispensary

December 1839 to January 1841

The Area Known As Emigration Square Was A 
Collection Of Wooden Buildings Erected To
Provide Shelter And A Reception Centre For
Labourers And Their Families Whose Passages
Had Been Paid For From The Land Fund.

One Of These A Prefabricated Structure Brought
From England Was Acquired For Use As A Dispensary
And Infirmary From December 1839 Until The
First Adelaide Hospital Was Opened In January 1841.

Erected By The Royal Adelaide Hospital
Heritage And History Committee
         To Commemorate
The Royal Adelaide Hospital Sesquicentenary

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au