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Albury Base Hospital

One of the oldest institutions in Albury, the Albury Base Hospital has a special place in local community memory. This collection includes historic documents, nurses uniforms, photographs, memories captured on film, medical instruments and even an iron lung.

The Albury Base Hospital is one of the oldest institutions in Albury. It was established in 1861 and has intimate personal and family associations related to birth, death, injury and illness. It demonstrates strong community links, and for many years was dependent on local charity.

The institution has had three different locations, Thurgoona Street, Wodonga Place and Borella Road. The status of the hospital was upgraded from that of District Hospital to Base Hospital in 1953. In 2011 it became the Albury campus of Albury Wodonga Health Service.

It was, and still is, important to the local economy and to local people as a large workplace. Through the health and medical services it offers, it has made a major contribution to the quality of life of residents in the Albury Wodonga region.

The collection includes historic documents, nurses uniforms, photographs, publications, memories captured on film, medical instruments and an iron lung.

Stethoscope. , 1950. ARM 12.018.
Stethoscope. , 1950. ARM 12.018.
Black and white photograph of nursing sister (Sister Tamplin ) standing in garden at Albury District Hospital, 1930. ARM 12.216.01.
Black and white photograph of nursing sister (Sister Tamplin ) standing in garden at Albury District Hospital, 1930. ARM 12.216.01.
Black and white photograph of Blackie House (Obstetrics Block) opened 23 Feb 1947 located on the corner of Wodonga Place and Smollett Street Albury. Much of the finance for the building came from an endowment from the estate of John Blackie, an Albury Pharmacist, 1947. ARM 12.314.
Black and white photograph of a male patient and two nurses in a ward decorated for Christmas, 1920. ARM 12.369.01.
Black and white photograph of three nurses sitting at a garden table in front of the Abury Base Hospital. From left: Nurses Baker, Gugger and Frohling. Nurses Baker and Frohling wearing nametags and watches pinned to uniforms, 1975. ARM 12.377.01.
Black and white photograph of three nurses sitting at a garden table in front of the Abury Base Hospital. From left: Nurses Baker, Gugger and Frohling. Nurses Baker and Frohling wearing nametags and watches pinned to uniforms, 1975. ARM 12.377.01.
Cream and red ceramic plate with gold piping on edge, made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Albury Base Hospital in 1985. Plate has
Cream and red ceramic plate with gold piping on edge, made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Albury Base Hospital in 1985. Plate has "ABH" monogram at centre and "Albury Base Hospital 1959 - 125 years - 1985" around outer edge, 1985. ARM 12.457.

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