The Terror’s Creek QATBH

QATBH - C.N.H. Brewster (on right) ca. 1917

Herb. Brewster (2nd Officer in Charge) on right c. 1917 but not Terrors Creek
Possibly at a QATBH demonstration

The Terror’s Creek QATBH (Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade Hospital) Sub-centre opened in June 1916 with Senior Bearer Arthur John Tyson, formerly from Canungra, occupying a rented cottage which was used both as his residence and the QATBH Sub-centre.  A local Advisory Committee helped to administer the Sub-centre’s affairs.  The equipment consisted of a horse, sulky and a rubber-tyred litter.  A stretcher was made to fit on the sulky, enabling a patient to be transported to meet up with an ambulance car summoned from Brisbane.

In June 1917 the Advisory Committee began looking for suitable land on which to build a centre and residence however land was not acquired until June 1921 (now known as 58 McKenzie Street).

Approval was given in December 1921 for Dayboro Sub-Centre to become a Branch Centre meaning Dayboro became a self-governing centre, taking responsibility for its own finances.