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Truncheon - Rubber, Black, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850357

Summary:
Truncheon used for disciplining patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1910.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.00 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: restraints
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
References: Oral history: Dr E.C. Dax, 29.6.1992

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