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Badge - 'Fairfield Hospital United Beyond 2000' Object Reg. No: HT 23147

Summary:
Circular yellow badge black inscription 'Fairfield Hospital United Beyond 2000'. Part of a campaign to save Fairfield Hospital, which specialised in infectious diseases such as AIDS. A day centre was established there for AIDS sufferers.

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).
Description:
Circular yellow badge black inscription. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Peter Campbell, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: hospitals
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: 'FAIRFIELD / HOSPITAL / UNITED BEYOND / 2000'. Stamped on back: 'MADE IN AUSTRALIA'.
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

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