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Knife - Butcher's, Handcrafted, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850002

Butcher's knife handcrafted, circa 1910. It was made by a patient at a mental health hospital, Ararat Mental Hospital in Victoria, Australia. This knife is an example of occupational therapy and kitchen equipment used at a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia.
Knife which has a handcut long blade and mitred wooden handle with copper studs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ararat Gaol "J" Ward, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 4.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, kitchen utensils, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Occupational therapy & art therapy in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Place & Date Made: Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Ararat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Place & Date Used: Aradale Mental Hospital (Ararat Asylum), Ararat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
References: Card - Oral History

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