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Address: Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia

Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this...

Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this building was the first hospital in Alice Springs, and now houses a local history museum with photographs, old radio equipment, maps and publications.

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john flynn

designed by john flynn. great attraction located off todd mall. worth a visit. very interesting attraction

Reviewed January 28, 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

designed by john flynn. great attraction located off todd mall. worth a visit. very interesting attraction

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

This museum offers a quick look at the first Hospital set up in Alice Springs and how important it was to the area. It is housed in the original building and as far as I could tell all rooms were open for viewing. You can also see a pedal radio housed in a shed in the yard. The museum is... More 

Thank Magellan1492
Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a interesting place, the first hospital built by John Flynn, as a nurse I found it facinating how they managed with what they had.

Thank barty64
Mount Gambier, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

I am sad that I missed this as it was closed over the weekends. What a shame. I understand it is run by volunteers but was very disappointed to have missed it

Thank H7342JAkathym
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

The hospital/house museum documents Rev John Flynn vision to provide medical services to remote communities. Adelaide house staffed by two nurses was it was the regions only hospital until 1939. It was a unique design and has an excellent natural cooling system. enjoy morning tea at the end of your visit.

Thank hawdownunder
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

Volunteer host was pleasant and informative. Excellent displays of early medicine with many historic photos. Well worth the $5 donation.

Thank Whitwillow
British Columbia
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

Interesting place to visit to learn about how medical services were provided in this area 100 years ago

Thank Happytraveller604
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Reviewed April 15, 2016

This house has a great over view of the history of Alice Springs as well as having some rooms in their original state. Lovely and cool inside. Helpful staff.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

For only $5pp entry. You get to go back in time and gain a slight insight as to what life was like before Alice was Alice. However more importantly the characters of those who braved the climate and lack of infrastructure and offered medical care to those in and beyond the immediate area. Their efforts have provided a significant perspective... More 

Thank Darwinette
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2015

We found it was very interesting to visit the fledgling Central Australia/Northern territories Government properties of the 1930's

Thank Peter B

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