Mount Isa Underground Hospital and Museum

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When World War II visited the shores of Darwin in 1942 and left North West Queensland vulnerable to invasion, Mount Isa’s authorities were concerned that their district hospital could be targeted by air raids. So, civilians – in particular, off-duty miners – built a new hospital underground in a matter of weeks.

Today, visitors can wander through the Underground Hospital and learn how it functioned.

Exhibits have been installed based on photos from 1942 and include medical equipment and furnishings from the original fitout.

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63 Deighton St Mt Isa Qld 4825


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