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Administration Building Concord

Concord History

Opened in 1941 as the 113th Australian General Hospital, Concord Hospital was established for the treatment of sick and wounded servicemen of the Australian Armed Forces.

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Did you know?

Concord Hospital Aerial

Did you know the 113th Australian General Hospital launched a new era in ‘Military Hospital’ design? The tradition of hospital barracks was replaced by a facility of the most advanced design, containing technology and equipment equivalent to the best civilian hospitals in the world.

Centaur Window, Concord Hospital Entrance

Did you know the stained-glass window at the entrance of Concord Hospital is a memorial to the A.H.S Centaur? The Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland shortly after 4am on 14 May 1943. The ship took three minutes to sink, too fast for an SOS message to be sent. Survivors spent 35 hours in the water before rescue. Of the 332 people on board, only 64 survived. In 1943 the Centaur quickly became a symbol of Australian determination to win the war.

The Green Concord 1948

Did you know The Green was first landscaped in 1942 and used as a bowling lawn by convalescing soldiers, staff and visitors? As part of hospital architects Stephenson and Turner’s Modernist architectural ideals, hospitals in their view needed to have an ‘affinity with nature’, and open green spaces, where patients could enjoy themselves as they convalesced. These ideals are embraced today as we recognise the importance of green space to mental health and wellbeing.

Concord Historical Walking Tour signage

Concord Historical Walking Tour

Follow the eight stop self-guided walking tour exploring the history and heritage of Concord Hospital.