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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Truncheon - Rubber, Black, circa 1910 Reg. No: SH 850357
- Truncheon used for disciplining patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1910.
- Length of black rubber hose re-inforced with canvas. Leather thong tied into a loop which is held around wrist. Part of hose near hand end is broken and rubber is cracked in various places. Appears to have been fashioned by the user out of a piece of hose.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||1.00 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1910|
|References:||Oral history: Dr E.C. Dax, 29.6.1992|