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Ambulance To Celebrate 100 Years

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The Kingaroy Ambulance Station in the 1930s

January 28, 2020

A special celebration will be held at the Kingaroy Ambulance Station next month to mark the centenary of ambulance services in Kingaroy.

The station, at 29 Edward Street, will be open to the public on Saturday, February 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

There will be displays of memorabilia and equipment plus historic vehicles.

Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee president John Box said the first Kingaroy ambulance, a 1937 Chrysler Royal, will be returning for the day.

Murgon Local Ambulance Committee members will also be doing a CPR awareness display.

“Axel The Ambulance” will there for the children, as well as face-painting.

The official opening – with morning tea and the cutting of the centenary cake – will be at 10:00am.

The centenary celebrations are being organised by the Kingaroy Local Ambulance Committee in conjunction with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

[UPDATED with correction]

The former Kingaroy Ambulance Station in the  1950s-60s …

The 1953 building and extensions, above, were finally demolished in 2013 to make way for the modern complex now standing in Edward Street


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One Response to Ambulance To Celebrate 100 Years

  1. Robert Head

    Congratulations to you John and your team. What a great achievement.

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