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Joan Winch, 2003: Indigenous health workers

This clip is an excerpt from 'Joan Winch' (26 min), an episode of 'Australian biography' series 9, produced in 2003. In the clip Joan Winch - a Nyungar-Martujarra Elder, nurse, midwife, academic and educator - talks about setting up an Aboriginal health workers' program in Western Australia. She asked the community to nominate ...

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Flyer about the New South Wales smoking bans in hotels and clubs, 2005

This is a single A5 page information flyer 'NSW Govt Smoking Bans: Frequently Asked Questions' published in 2005 by the Golden Barley Hotel, in Enmore, NSW. It is printed in black on one side of a white paper sheet. The 'No Smoking' logo and the Golden Barley Hotel logo are printed either side of the heading. Questions ...

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Housemaid's white linen cap, c1900

This is a white linen housemaid's cap, also called a mob cap. It is circular and gathered around the face with an internal strap, also of white linen, for fastening the cap around the head. The cap is 32 cm long.

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Psychiatric patient's padded cap, c1900

This is a double-layered cap made with strong khaki-coloured cotton as the outer lining and wool as the inner lining; it has kapok for padding and cotton straps on the top and both sides. It has been roughly constructed or repaired with black machine stitch around its lower edge. The cap is 26 cm long and 11 cm wide.

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World AIDS Day lapel pin, c1990s

This is an enamelled metal pin featuring a black outer circle inscribed with the words 'WORLD AIDS DAY' and an inner section in the shape of a red folded ribbon with a safety pin at the top. On the reverse there is a small safety stud for fastening the pin to one's lapel. The diameter of the pin is 2.9 cm.

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Builders working on Royal Melbourne Hospital site, Parkville, late 1930s

This is a black-and-white photograph of 11 men, including builder John Bray (at far right), working on construction of the new Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville around the late 1930s.

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Brass observation hole, c1900

This brass observation hole was installed on a door at Ballarat Mental Hospital, Victoria in order to observe patients.

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Padlock and key from mental health hospital, 1859

These items are a padlock and key manufactured by Chubb and Sons Lock and Safe Co Ltd in 1859, and used in a mental health hospital in Victoria. It is part of the Psychiatric Services Collection at Museum Victoria. The padlock is 9.0 cm wide x 10.0 cm high x 3.0 cm thick.

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Stencil plate from Ballarat Lunatic Asylum, c1900

This is a square metal stencil plate with lettering cut in a circular shape, used for labelling objects at the Ballarat Lunatic Asylum. The plate is 14.7 cm long x 14.0 cm wide.

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Child's corduroy pinafore worn in mental health hospital, c1980

This is a red pinafore of the type worn by young female patients in a Victorian mental health hospital in about 1980. It has been mended by hand sewing.

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Reinforced quilted cotton dress, c1900

This is a faded blue very heavy cotton dress, lined and quilted. It has black stitching, a gathered skirt and waistband, long sleeves and a round neck with a stand-up collar. The back has eyelets to the waist. The dress is 125.0 cm long x 86.0 cm wide.

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Webbed moleskin petticoat from mental health hospital, c1910-30

This is a cream moleskin webbed petticoat used to restrict leg movement of agitated and violent patients at a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, about 1910-30. It is part of the Psychiatric Services Collection at Museum Victoria. The petticoat is 124.0 cm long x 49.0 cm wide.

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Straitjacket from Mayday Hills Hospital, c1900

This item is a cream heavy canvas straitjacket worn by female patients as a restraining device at a mental health hospital, the Mayday Hills Hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, in about 1900. It is well-worn and much-mended, and the neckline has been padded with stockinet to minimise chafing. The pockets have been replaced ...

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Pill tray from Mayday Hills Hospital, c1960

This is a circular wooden pill tray with three concentric grooves and embedded metal strips radiating from the centre to form compartments. A cotton reel is nailed to its centre and from this extends a metal loop used for carrying the tray. The compartments are labelled with patients' names and medications in ink on adhesive ...

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Electroconvulsive therapy machine, c1953-60

This is an electroconvulsive therapy machine, consisting of a sealed metal box with dials, lights and printed lettering, with an electric lead and plug. It was made by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd around 1953-60. It is part of the Psychiatric Services Collection at Museum Victoria. The machine is 16.0 cm long ...

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Isolation cabinet, c1870

This is an isolation cell or isolation chamber, from about 1870, viewed on its side. It is a tall rounded structure of stout tongue-and-groove timber, with straight wings each side of a curved front, so it will fit into a corner. The curved door has a metal handle and a heavy loop-style latch on the outside. It formerly ...

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Four children after smallpox vaccination, St Margaret Island, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph taken on St Margaret Island in Gippsland in about 1910. Four children stand near a wooden fence with a house and trees in the background. The children are all rugged up in big coats and hats after having received their smallpox vaccinations, probably from the photographer himself, the ...

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Electroencephalograph, c1970

This Electroencephalograph was used by the neurosciences department at Monash Medical Centre to record electrical activity in patients' brains. Its overall dimensions are: length 120 cm, width 60 cm, height 65 cm.

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Milton Coutt's anaesthetic machine, c1939

Manufactured in 1939, this anaesthetic machine was used by the surgical unit at Mont Park Mental Hospital in the Melbourne surburb of Bundoora.

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Schimmelbusch's anaesthetic mask, c1950

This Schimmelbusch's chloroform mask was used in dental or medical surgery to anaesthetise patients at a Victorian mental hospital. It is 10.50 cm long, 6.00 cm wide 19.00 cm high.