Repat on Heritage Register

Date posted: 21 December 2012

The Repatriation General Hospital at Daw Park has been given provisional listing on the South Australian Heritage Register.

The listing of Repat, which was built during World War II and celebrated its 70th anniversary this year, was announced at the most recent meeting of the SA Heritage Council.

SA Heritage Council member Dr Peter Bell said the hospital had had a strong association with the RSL and other ex-service groups over the years.

“The Repat has a proud tradition of providing medical care and rehabilitation for serving defence force personnel and veterans and in recent years, that has expanded to include aged patients from the wider community,” Peter said.

“This provisional heritage listing covers a number of buildings built between 1942 and 1947, including the distinctive administration building and bell tower.

“It also includes the original ward building, the red-brick chapel, the SPF Hall, the Peace Garden, the old post office, and the former mortuary which now houses the Repat Museum.”

Under the Heritage Places Act 1993, any person has the right to comment on whether a provisional entry in the SA Heritage Register should be made permanent.

The SA Heritage Council will consider all written submissions received on the listing of the Repatriation General Hospital before close of business on 21 March 2013.

More information and submission form are available online or from the Executive Officer on (08) 8124 4951.

The SA Heritage Council also confirmed part of the Magill Stone Mine reserve site on the SA Heritage Register.

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