Adelaide House Museum, Alice Springs

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Adelaide House was the only medical centre in Central Australia until the opening of the hospital in 1939 and, at its peak, catered for a population of 950 people.

Since 1939 it has been used variously as a hostel, as accommodation for nurses during the war, a manse for the Presbyterian Church and a meeting place for church groups. It was restored in 1983 and is now a museum of local history.

A radio room at the back of the building is where the first test radio transmission was received from Hermannsburg by Maurie Fuss in November, 1926, when Flynn and Alf Traeger were experimenting with radio for the Flying Doctor Service. The museum has some fine displays including the story of the Australian Inland Mission, early journals, maps and publications of the Reverend John Flynn, radio equipment built by Traeger, diagrams of the building and its unique concept, and an extensive collection of historic photographs.

Closed to visitors between Dec. and early March.
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  • Along Todd St mall is the first hospital named Adelaide House. You can read about the many exploits of a man named Flynn and what he did for inland communities. 
    Along Todd St mall is the first hospital named Adelaide House. You can read about the many exploits of a man named Flynn and what he did for inland communities.  more »
  • This is a significant historical house within the town square of Alice Springs. Easy access and walking distance. This house is supported by dedicated volunteers to do make some time to visit within.....  more
    This is a significant historical house within the town square of Alice Springs. Easy access and walking distance. This house is supported by dedicated volunteers to do make some time to visit within.....  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit. Amazing man behind it all, so clever. Definitely go and visit
  • This was definitely worth $5 entry. Very interesting and well kept by volunteers.

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