Adelaide House Museum
Located in Todd Mall next to the John Flynn Memorial Church, the
impressive and historical Adelaide House was opened as a
hospital-hostel in 1926. Sister Jean Findlayson was the brainchild
behind the centre, setting it up so that patients did not have to
travel to Oodnadatta by wagon. Adelaide House was the only medical
centre in Central Australia until the opening of the hospital in
1939 and, during its peak, catered for a population of 950 people.
In 1983 it was restored as a museum of local history and a radio
room at the back of the house is where the first test radio
transmission was received from Hermannsburg by Maurie Fuss in
November, 1926, when Flynn and Traeger were experimenting with
radio for the Flying Doctor Service. The museum has some fine
displays including the story of the Australian Inland Mission,
early journals, maps and a vast collection of historic
Address: Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Opening Time: Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, and on
Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
Admission: A$3.50. Concessions available.