|The information Centre in Mt. Isa|
|Mt. Isa mines from the lookout|
|1576 kilometres from home.....|
We visited the Underground Hospital. Carole, a lovely volunteer, showed us around. The temperature underground was 10 degrees less than above ground. You could notice it as soon as you walked in, just lovely!
The Underground hospital was constructed in 1942. It was constructed as a back up hospital in case Mt. Isa was bombed in World War II (Darwin had been bombed at this stage). The hospital was constructed by the mine workers, they donated both the materials and their own time!!
The war came to an end and this air raid shelter was never needed.
|Old medicine bottles and ampoules|
|Old Pans and urinals|
|Storage of all the original artifacts|
|The Maternity section of the Underground hospital|
|Man or Woman?|
|Thanks Frank, makes for an easy dinner!!|