Mrs E Stow was the manager of Hughes Grocery store and also raised five children. The family made this building, which had previously been the town’s first hospital, located in William Street their home.

Olive Stow (nicknamed Olive Oil for her slender figure and large black shoes) continued to live along with her mother in this building. Her brother Wallace (Wally) on his death, in 1989, had lived in the old hospital home for 50 years. The building was put up for sale and was purchased by Jenny Allen who established a motel and named it The Old Hospital Motel.

The building has since been relocated; new land owner Mr Mark Quinlivan gifted the building to the Museum Village.



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