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Ball - Cloth, circa 1880 Reg. No: SH 923068
- Alternative Name(S): Football, Hand Ball, Handball
Ball - colth, circa 1880. Found under floorboards of one of the oldest buildings (1880s) at Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia. May have been used either as a handball or a football.
- Handmade ball has flattened base. Brown cloth covering has worn away on top and sides and continues to unravel. Second layer of brown and pink-brown fibres also unravelling. Third layer of black compacted fibre visible on top of ball. Outer cloth sewn together around middle of ball.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Caloola Training Centre
|Dimensions:||6.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 7.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, recreation activities, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Ball Games|
|Place Used:||Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1880|
|Place Used:||Caloola Training Centre, Circa 1880|