Wednesday 9th September 2011, Mount Isa.
I saw a twinkle in Linda’s eye yesterday that hadn’t appeared for quite a while:- We visited the underground hospital at Mount Isa, and she was reminiscing with all the old machines and things on display. Being a nurse from years gone by this was a field of hers that she hasn’t been involved with for so long, and again I say, I could see the twinkle in her eyes as it all came back.
The hospital, told by the attendant, was built during the war when the locals thought that because Mount Isa was one of the biggest producers of lead, for munitions, in the world, it would attract fighting, and there would be casualties, so to be safe it would be built underground. It’s not very big, but is in original condition, and a very interesting museum feature.