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Digital Photograph - Front view of 'Colchester', Two Story House with Elaborate Verandah, Northcote, 1921 Image Reg. No: MM 110321

Description Of Content:
Double storey hospital with cast iron verandah, Northcote, 1921.

This hospital was named 'Colchester', after the birthplace of the owner's father in Essex, Britain. The home was purchased by Emma Maria Gilchrist (nee Jones, and later Mills) to run as a hospital after her husband died of consumption. It was renamed 'Colchester Private Hospital', as can be seen by the words on the second storey wall. There are nurses on the balconies.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Lesley Gorrell, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Lesley Gorrell
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Clinical Medicine - Hospitals & Wards
Tertiary Classification: buildings & grounds
Inscriptions: My grandmother's hospital / James St. Northcote. She / is in the lower right of the photo.
People Depicted: unknown woman; unknown child; unknown nurse; Gilchrist, Emma Maria; Gardiner, Walter Robert (Tim)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 1921

Source of Date Depicted: Based on the age of the child in the photograph at front right, who was born in 1915.
Photographer: Unknown

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