Places of Interest in Rosebud
On 2 December 2003 a plaque was unveiled at the Mornington Peninsula Hospital Rosebud, commemorating the generosity of David Cairns who bequeathed his home 'Eleanora' and nine acres of land to the Alfred Hospital.
In due course the Rosebud hospital was built on the site. 'Eleanora' is a substantial building of local limestone still standing on Point Nepean Road. The plaque is located at the entrance.
The following plaque was unveiled at the Mornington Peninsula Hospital Rosebud (Melways 169K1) in December 2003.
THIS WAS THE HOME OF DAVID CAIRNS (1861 - 1935)
AND HIS YOUNGER SISTER ELIZABETH (1865 - 1948).
IT WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR HIM IN 1916/17
BY WILLIAM JOHN CROAD OF SORRENTO, A
SIGNIFICANT BUILDER IN LIMESTONE.
DAVID CAIRNS BEQUEATHED "ELEANORA" AND
SURROUNDING 9 ACRES TO THE ALFRED HOSPITAL
IN 1935. THE GENEROUS BEQUEST MADE THIS LAND
AVAILABLE FOR THE ROSEBUD HOSPITAL TO BE
BUILT ON THIS SITE IN 1961.
"ELEANORA" STANDS AS A MONUMENT TO THE
DROMANA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. 2003.