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Digital Photograph - Nurses, Children & Cots from Eye & Ear Hospital, Waiting for Queen Elizabeth II's Visit, East Melbourne, 1954 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
|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.