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In line with Stage 3 restriction levels announced by the Victorian Government, our building is closed for all activities, especially for Monday and Thursday workday sessions.

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Wounded soldiers at Heidelberg Railway Station

Posted on Tuesday, 25th August 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

Wounded soldiers at Heidelberg Railway Station, SLV

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the declaration of the end of WWII, here’s an image that shows Heidelberg Railway Station in a different light. Taken on November 11, 1943 it shows wounded soldiers from the Northern battle areas arriving by train, carrying their kit bags, to be transported up to the nearby Heidelberg Military Hospital in Banksia Street. Note the red crosses painted on the carriage roofs.

You can read more about the Heidelberg Military Hospital at the beautifully produced commemorative page WWII at Home - Response, Reflection & Rejuvenation project available at https://www.wwiiathome.com.au/hmh.html

There’s fascinating information on the website about 18 sites of significance that represent the transformative impact the Second World War had on Victoria, including the Murtoa Stick Shed, the Eltham War Memorial Building, the Explosives Factory at Maribrynong and much more. It’s well worth a look.

Image source: State Library of Victoria http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/167773

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