HOSTEL FOR DUTCH & NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES SERVICEMEN
QUEEN'S MANSIONS, 364 BEACONSFIELD PARADE,
ST. KILDA, MELBOURNE, VIC
DURING WWII

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Queens Mansions, 364 Beaconsfield Parade, St. Kilda, Melbourne

 

The Hostel for Dutch and Netherlands East Indies Servicemen was officially opened on 30 April 1942. It was located in "Queen's Mansions", 364 Beaconsfield Parade, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria during WWII. The opening event coincided with the birthday of Princess Juliana of Holland. It could accommodate 100 men.

 


The Australasian (Melbourne) 9 May 1942

Naval and Air Force Servicemen outside their new Hostel at the "Queens Mansions"

 

REFERENCES

The Age (Melbourne), Friday 1 May 1942, Page 4

The Australasian (Melbourne) 9 May 1942

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Karl van Lowersen and also Corné Akkermans from the Netherlands for their assistance with this web page.

 

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