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Digital Photograph - Nurses, Children & Cots from Eye & Ear Hospital, Waiting for Queen Elizabeth II's Visit, East Melbourne, 1954 Image Reg. No: MM 110352

Description Of Content:
Nurses, child patients and cots on the road, outside a hospital.

This photograph shows the trainee nurses and patients of Melbourne's Eye & Ear Hospital waiting outside on Victoria Parade for the Royal Visit of 1954. This image also relates to the image MM110349. During the visit, the Queen was scheduled to drive past the hospital. Glenys Esperson was a trainee nurse at the Eye & Ear Hospital. She had to rush back from the Melbourne Cricket Ground where she had watched her Mother's pupils perform maypole routines for the Queen, so she had time to change into her uniform and get in position. They were lined up on Victoria Parade in front of buildings including the Eastern Hill Hotel. Glenys Esperson is in the very centre at the end of the cot.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Glenys Esperson, 2006
Contributed by Mrs Glenys Esperson
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: close up nurse cap 1955
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: official visits
Original Caption: E&E Hosp. Queens Visit (opposite side to the hospital).
Inscriptions: E&E Hosp. Queens Visit (opposite side to the hospital).
People Depicted: Hamilton, Glenys; other people unknown
Organisations Depicted: Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954

Source of Date Depicted: Date of Queen Elizabeth II's first visit to Melbourne.
Photographer: Unknown

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