History

The people of Queensland value their heritage and history. Preservation and conservation of our heritage and history is a principle to which the Queensland Ambulance Service is strongly committed. I am delighted with the dedication and commitment from current and former staff, volunteers and local ambulance committee members in to preserving the history of Queensland ambulance. Our heritage and history engenders great pride in our service and great respect for our past, throughout which strong community support for ambulance services has always been a feature.

Our ambulance collection features:
  • historical ambulance motor vehicles
  • ambulance wheeled litters and horse drawn vehicle
  • a range of ambulance and other medical equipment
  • photographs
  • official records and original records of establishment
  • fund-raising equipment
  • training and other historical films and tapes
  • training and patient care materials 
To understand this better, I commend you to visit one or all of our museum sites which are located at Wynnum, Charters Towers and also at the Workers Heritage Centre in Barcaldine.

Our volunteers and staff are constantly developing these sites to present the stories and images of ambulance in Queensland over time.
 
Russell Bowles
Commissioner
 
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