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The following page provides a range of photos of Ambulances in Victoria's Ambulance Service between 1961 & 1970

 
 
 

1961

Western Districts new 1961 Ford F-100 just before its introduction into service.   

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1961

The first official Ambulance Training course in Australia was conducted over 4 weeks in 1961 from 18 September to 13 October 1961.  Conducted at the Geelong Hospital,   the course was put together in     co-operation with Alan Cumming (GDAS Superintendent) and Dr Ric Bouvier.

Five further courses would be conducted at the Geelong Hospital over the next two years, but due to ongoing problems with accommodation and facilities, the training centre moved to the Mayfield Centre on the 25th November 1963.

Prior to the establishment of this course, training was conducted by staff attending a St John Ambulance Public First Aid Course (which evolved from 1 night a week over 5 weeks in 1915 to 1 night a week over 12 weeks by the late 1950ís).

 
 
 

1961

Shepparton Headquarters in 1961 with (from front to back) a 1961 XK Falcon, 2 Ford Mainlines and 2 1960 F-100s.

 
 
 

1961

Melbourne's Control Room around 1961.

 
 
 

1962

On the 8th May 1962, the newly formed Air Ambulance using a Aero Strike Commander transported it's first patient from Corryong with head, spinal and internal injuries.

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1962

Warrnombool's 1962 Commer Light Truck Ambulance.

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1962

Werribee's 1962 AT4-114 Series Dodge Ambulance.

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1962

Val Morgan Ad which was run at the Cinema's during the early 1960's.

 
 
 

1962

The Beech Twin Bonanza was operated by Victoria's Air Ambulance from 1962 until 1971 by Skyways under contract for the VCAS out of Moorabbin Airport. 

Pictured here is a Beech Twin Bonanza on a flight in 1962.

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1963

Colac's new 1963 Ford F-100.   

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1963

North Eastern Region's 1963 Valiant Safari Ambulance.

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1963

North Eastern Region's 1963 EH Holden Ambulance with a Valiant Safari in the background.

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1963

Oxygen resuscitator used by Melbourne in the early 1960's pictured inside a AT4-114 Series Dodge Ambulance.

 
 
 

1963

Melbourne's 1963 Dodge Phoenix Ambulance.  

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1963

On 25th November 1963, the Ambulance training was transferred from Geelong Hospital to Mayfield Centre where it remained until 1977.

Pictured is a typical classroom setup at the Mayfield Centre.

 
 
 

1964

The Ford Galaxy was introduced into Ambulance Service in the early 1960's.  Pictured here is Bendigo's 1964 Ford Galaxie.

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1964

1964 also saw the graduation of Victoria's first Station Officer's Course at the Mayfield Centre.

 
 
 

1964

South Gippsland's 1964 Studebaker Cruiser Ambulance  which has been privately restored to it's orginal condition.

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1964

A 1964 Chevrolet Impala Station Wagon  operated in Melbourne during the late 1960's.

 
 
 

1965

Outside Bendigo Ambulance Station with two 1965 Ford Galaxy's and a 1959 Ford Fairlane.

 
 

1966

A 1966 HD Holden pictured outside Warrnambool's Headquarters.

 
 
 

1966

A 1966 Ford F-100 series pictured here outside Geelong Headquarters in the same year.

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1967

In 1967, the Victorian Hospital & Charities Commission, who oversaw Ambulance Operations throughout  Victoria until the late 1990's developed Victoria's first purpose built statewide Ambulance based on the 1967 Ford F-100.  The basic layout was to remain with Victoria's Ambulance Service until 1991 with the introduction of the Jakab J Series.

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1967

Goulburn Valley's 1967 Ford XR Ambulance.

 
 
 

1968

Peninsula's 1968 Humber Super Snipe.

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1968

Goulburn Valley's fleet outside it's headquarters in 1968 includes from left to right a Holden HR, 2 Ford XRs, a Humber Super Snipe and a Ford F100.

 
 
 

1968

Goulburn Valley's 1968 HR Holden ute with patient canopy was operated in very small numbers.  Pictured here outside Healesville Station.

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1969

Goulburn Valley's fleet of Ford F100's outside it's headquarters in 1969.

 
 
 

1970

Ballarat's Morris 1800 Ambulance.

 
 
 

1970

Central Victoria's 1970 Ford ZC Fairlane.

 
 
 

1970

In 1970, an Air Ambulance Beechcraft Bonanza collided with a helicopter on approach to Moorabbin Airport killing all on board.

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1970

Central Region's 1970 F-100 Ambulance with Harnett Stretcher loading training.

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