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Anzac Hostel - Index Tree

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Date: 1919 [unknown]
Location: Australiamap
Surnames/tags: ANZAC Australia Heritage_Tree
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When the WWI veterans started streaming back to Melbourne in 1919, with broken bodies and hearts, the Government decided to find a place by the sea for them to recuperate. With the help of William Baillieu’s donation of 25,000 pounds, the Repatriation Department bought Kamesburgh on North Rd Brighton and named it Anzac Hostel. The largest ever donation of William Baillieu [of the famed family] would be worth around $2 million today.

Anzac Hostel has continued to provide care for disabled servicemen continuously since 1919 and it is still used for the Diggers. The 1874 built hostel designed by well known Lloyd Tayler is also architecturally significant with a formal garden.

ANZAC HOSTEL. (1919, July 7). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved October 22, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27610336

CONCERNING PEOPLE. (1920, January 23). Matron Tessa Dunn
The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) [1]

ANZAC DAY (1923, April 22). Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) [2]

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  1. p. 6. Retrieved October 12, 2019
  2. p. 5 (First Section). Retrieved October 20, 2019

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