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ADELAIDE HOUSE

Title : ADELAIDE HOUSE
Accession ID : P2006.386


Document type: Nursing Museum Photograph
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Item Name ADELAIDE HOUSE
Description The first babies born at adelaide House, Alice Springs. Anne Kerr and Tom Adamson with Sister Pope. Tom's father was the post master in Alice Springs. Note Corrugated iron walls. From the Bill Mc Coy collection.
Materials Black and white photograph, copy
Item Dates 1926
Importance Local
Significance note Historical importance for NT Health. Adelaide House This copy of a photograph from the National Trust NT is of the first babies [held by Sister Pope] born at Adelaide House, Alice Springs first hospital. This was an Australian Inland Mission [Presbyterian] from 1926 until replaced with the government hospital in 1939.1 it is of historical significance to the Territory nursing story. Handwritten on the back is “Gen 508/16 ASTS-767” and “First babies born at Adelaide House, Ann Kerr, Tommy Adamson, Sister Pope” and “from Bill McCoy Collection, National Trust of Australia [NT] 1926”. The copy is a little blurry, probably due to being a copy but otherwise in good condition. 1. Janie Mason 2014 From hospital to university – a Northern Territory nursing story, Historical Society NT – page 13
Location Status Stored
Current Location P Folder D
Source or Donor O'BRIEN Jaci
Condition of Item on Receipt Good
 
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