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A Few Firsts !

Built in 1926 by Rev Flynn this was the first Hospital in the outback. It was also the site of the... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Sydney, Australia
An Historic Place

We stumbled across this gem in Todd Mall next the Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. It is unique and... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Keith T
Canberra, Australia
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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.
Todd Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Built in 1926 by Rev Flynn this was the first Hospital in the outback. It was also the site of the development of the pedal radio which led to the breaking of the silence of the outback for many and a life saver as well....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We stumbled across this gem in Todd Mall next the Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. It is unique and foundational in Alice Springs history, being the first bush nursing hospital in the area, and foundational to The Very Reverend John Flynn's vison of a "Mantle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith T
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The first hospital in Alice Springs, built in 1926, now a museum housing memorabilia of Rev. John Flynn, unfortunately closed when I was in town. Looks in need of a make-over considering its importance to the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We were heading to the Adelaide House. We had learned a lot about John Flynn. However, when we arrived, there was no one around. We went back to the Hartley Street School and the employer called the Adelaide House. First, they asked if we could...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I was walking through the mall when I first sighted this... it captured my interest so I moved forward to photograph it. It seemed almost out of place... and yet... not so. It's a beautiful part of Alice's history. The first hospital in Alice Springs...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We basically stumbled out of our hotel after dropping off our luggage from our day of travel to look for some food. Before that happened, we found this gem in the middle of the "downtown" area. For a nominal fee, we had the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Was lucky enough to catch the volunteer before they closed for the day to have a look! Another little piece of history for Australia and doing it tough in the early days but they did it well! What they managed to achieve with what they...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Part of the cultural building walk around Todd Mall. Easy to visit all the buildings in a morning. Small entry fee ($5 or less) which includes a cuppa (you may need to ask for the cuppa if you want it) on the deck. We were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank WoodgateFamily
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Travelling around Australia staying in Alice Springs and heard about the Adelaide House Museum which was once the first nursing care come hospital. designed by John Flynn in 1920 and finally built in 1926 his design was well ahead of times with underground air conditioning...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed June 1, 2017

This unassuming building is well worth a visit. It is tucked away beside the Uniting church and accessed via the Todd Mall. It is operated by volunteers & collects a small entrance fee that includes a cuppa after you explore this historic building. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Peter A
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