Old Thargomindah Hospital - QLD

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DEG: -27.990271 143.826935
DMS: 27º 59' 24.97" S 143º 49' 36.97" E
UTM: 54 J 6900655mN 778040mE
Altitude: 133.97m


Address & Contact

Eccles Street Thargomindah Qld 4492
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.explorebulloo.com.au/attractions/thargomindah/old-thargomindah-hospital


The Hospital was built in 1888 of locally produced unfired Mud Brick. The bricks were made from black soil on the banks of the Bulloo River just south of the town, at the site of what was the Chinese Market Gardens. After the bricks were moulded (in the machine now situated at the front door of the Meathouse), they were laid out to dry and covered with Yapunyah leaves. During this process, roaming animals often left their imprints. In the hospital itself, there are footprints of dogs, cats and emus preserved on the walls. Once the leaves were sufficiently dry, they were ignited and the bricks were "FIRED", changing colour from mud grey to red. Many of the town's buildings were built from this local brick, however, only four of these buildings remain.

All tours are fully automated so you can visit at your own leisure. For access to The Old Hospital, Old Jail and Hydro Power Plant, you need to purchase a swipe card, available at the Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre. When you've finished all tours, drop your card into one of the card return boxes at each attraction, or return to the Visitor Centre.
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Closest Weather Station

Thargomindah at 17/08:30pm EST
Distance from Old Thargomindah Hospital 1.24km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Thargomindah Airport
Distance from Old Thargomindah Hospital 1.24km W
Mean Max. °C38.536.033.529.523.820.020.122.927.831.133.836.4
Mean Min. °C25.524.021.216.610.
Mean Rain mm39.147.945.616.216.815.913.68.09.814.140.730.3

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