ANZAC Day - 1946 Aerial Photo - Greenslopes / Holland Park / Ekibin

In memory of those who have served our Country


This ANZAC day we are thinking about those who served our country.  We have done some research to highlight some of the evidence in aerial photos of the war effort in Brisbane.

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This aerial photo of 1946 Greenslopes, Holland Park and Ekibin shows 3 of the hospitals used in World War II.

Aerial Photo of 1946 Archerfield Aerodrome

Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital

The Greenslopes Hospital was built in 1941–42 as Brisbane’s first purpose-built, permanent military hospital. It became the largest World War Two military hospital in Queensland. It played an important role in caring for the military survivors of the torpedoing of the hospital ship Centaur, including Sister Nell Savage. At war’s end it conducted medical checks for personnel prior to their demobilisation and became a repatriation hospital that catered to the medical needs of Queensland’s returned service personnel.

(Queensland Government – Queensland WWII Historic Places)

More information available: 112 General Military Hospital (Brisbane)

Holland Park Military Hospital

The Allied Works Council was responsible for the construction of many military hospitals across Queensland during the war years. In the twelve months to June 1943 for example, hospitals to capable of holding 20000 patients were erected for the Allied forces. The largest hospital built by the AWC was that for the US Army at Holland Park.

(Queensland Government – Queensland WWII Historic Places)

More information available: Holland Park Military Hospital

Ekibin Hospital

Ekibin Hospital appears to have provided supplementary beds for the Holland Park hospital but also had specific wards for treating US service personnel suffering from psychological issues. The Ekibin Hospital was designed by the Office of the Base Engineer, Base Section 3, USASOS. Its construction was of a slightly lower priority than the first section of the Holland Park hospital, though some construction work was concurrent.

(Queensland Government – Queensland WWII Historic Places)

More information available: U.S. Army 156th Station Hospital and 102 Aust General Hospital

Compare the 1946 Aerial Photo with present day Google Maps

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1 comment

  • Stephanie 3

    Thank you for sending these old army hospital photos. My old house where I grew up in Ekibin shows it used to be part of the hospiyal. It was in lutzow st. Many thanks.

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