Tweddle 1940’s Timeline
- AUSTRALIA AT WAR, ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED of EIRENE ROSE ANGLISS & DAVID KNOX
- STAFF AND PATIENTS EVACUATED TO THE RIVERSDALE GOLF CLUB SITE
- FOOTSCRAY HOSPITAL SITE TAKEN OVER AS HOSTEL FOR WOMEN MUNITION WORKERS
- JAPANESE PLANE SIGHTED OVER MELBOURNE AND SUBURBS
- 1946, BIRTH OF DIANA EIRENE ANGLISS
- 1946, OBITUARY FOR MRS DAVID KNOX
- MATRON GRAHAM RESIGNS.
1941 Announced the Engagement of Eirene Rose Angliss to David Knox son of Sir Robert and Lady Knox They were married in 1942.
An announcement was printed ‘Plans have been completed for the evacuation of the Tweddle Hospital to the Riversdale golf house in Jordonville,and when this is completed the hospital building will be taken over as a private boarding house for woman munition workers’
The reason for this was obviously concern for the welfare of babies, nursing staff and mothers,but it would also release the premises for much needed Accommodation for workers from the nearby munitions factory.
On 18 September 1942,The Age gave praise for the competent manner in which the problems of evacuation were resolved. The (Riversdale) clubhouse had been transformed in the past two months into a smoothly running hospital, capable of accommodating ten babies and three mothers.
THE ARGUS MELBOURNE 6 FEBRUARY 1946
- Published a Death Notice for Eirene Rose Knox, after a short illness. She sadly died one month after her daughters christening. She left an infant daughter, Diana Eirene, (Now Mrs Diana Gibson AO)
- Joseph Thornton Tweddle passes away
- Operation resumed in the buildings at Footscray. Freehold title to the Hospital site donated by The Footscray Council.
- 1945 – The transfer of the land title from Footscray Council to the Tweddle Hospital.
past and present, of this land Wurundjeri on which Tweddle provide its services.