101st Australian Convalescent Depot

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AWM photo PO2522.021 Loretta Convent Building used as 101st Convalescent Depot
Name 101st Convalescent Depot
Where formed Cooraparoo, Brisbane
Date formed 1942
Capacity 300
Locations Cavendish road, Coorparoo

General Information

The Catholic girls boarding school, Loreto College, was opened in January 1928, and a new school building was erected in 1931. In 1942 the Australian Army commandeered Loreto Convent as the 101st Australian Convalescent Hospital and the Loreto sisters, with their students, were temporarily evacuated to Glen Innes until the end of the war. The 101st was associated with the 10th Australian Camp Hospital located nearby.[1]




  1. Queensland WWII Historic Places accessed 30 Jun 2020