'Hospital on the Hill' photographs


Darragh Christie, 10 December 2020 · #

Photographs of Georges Heights Hospital on a brilliant December day. War casualties and influenza victims were treated here by dedicated medical staff. Today resident artists display their wares near trendy cafes in the headland precinct. The scenic coastal walks nearby are a must.

Now and Then:

The Headquarters building of No 21 Australian Auxiliary Hospital with three AIF officers standing on the verandah. Source: AWM H18459 The soldier to the right in the old photo above has been identified as Lt Alan Brierley. Top: The building today.

The exhibition room:

Small looking outside…

Airy inside…

They were here

Recovering from war…

Nursing during pandemic…

Charles Ulm was a patient here too.

Reflecting on…

…friendships, companions heaven sent…

Lt Alan Brierley met volunteer-carer Alice Pope whilst rehabilitating, and they later married. Source: Romance at Georges Heights Hospital

Not sure how to caption this one from Trace image archive…

…and Gellert’s lament:

Here and now

A map if you decide to go…

And the book on the table, citation below:

Citation: Fletcher, Patrick The Hospital on the Hill : recollecting a hospital of the First World War. Mosman, N.S.W. Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, 2012.

Thanks to the Harbour Trust staff who gave helpful directions, :D

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