Friday 5 February 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
Diary of an ANZAC

Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds.

This pleasure resort was converted for use as an Australian Auxiliary Hospital after the commencement of the operations at the Dardanelles and continued to be so used well into 1916. This pleasure resort was converted for use as an Australian Auxiliary Hospital after the commencement of the operations at the Dardanelles and continued to be so used well into 1916. C04085
 

'Ralph Clark and myself went over to Luna Park* at Heliopolis and has such a good time, this place is not equal to the one at St. Kilda, but the prices are very much lower. They have a winter chute, scenic railway and other side shows, the place has been closed up for a time and has only been going since the troops arrived here.'

 *Luna Park at Heliopolis was used as an Auxiliary hospital from the landing in 1915.

For the classroom: What reasons might they have for converting this amusement park into a hospital? Would anyone still be using it after April 1915?