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Badge - 'Save Fairfield Hospital', circa 1990s Reg. No: HT 23137
- Circular blue badge with black inscription 'Save Fairfield Hospital'.
Collected during the 2005-2006 Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay Transgender Collections Survey, a joint project between Museum Victoria, State Library of Victoria and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
Fairfield Hospital opened in 1904 as the Queen's Memorial Infectious Diseases Hospital, the first purpose-built isolation hospital for infectious diseases in Victoria. Its 22-acre site was located on a bank of the Yarra River. It was renamed Fairfield Hospital in 1948. In its later years, the hospital was a centre for AIDS treatment in Victoria, and a passionate campaign fought against its planned closure in the 1990s.
It finally closed in June 1996. One section of the site was gazetted as a Public Park and Memorial Garden (containing an AIDS Garden) (Heritage Council citation no. H1878, former Fairfield Hospital).
- Circular blue badge with black inscription. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
|Dimensions:||55 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||death mourning, acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection|
|Themes this item is part of:||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Cultural Diversity Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Secondary Classification:||Public Health|
|Tertiary Classification:||promotional materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on front: 'SAVE / FAIRFIELD / HOSPITAL'. Stamped on reverse: 'MELBOURNE PATRICK BROS'.|
|References:||Kate Davison, 2006. 'Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Material Survey: Project Report 2006' NOTE: DUE TO A PROGRAMMING FAULT, THIS APPEARS AS 'GOVERNMENT REPORT' WHEN LINKED. EMU IS ADDRESSING THIS PROBLEM; National Association of People Living with AIDS web site http://napwa.org.au (accessed 8/1/2009); William Keys Anderson, 2002. Fever hospital : a history of Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital; Australian AIDS Quilt website http://www.aidsquilt.org.au/history.php, accessed 8/4/2009|