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Mask - Bee Keeping, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 961561

Summary:
Bee Keeping mask, circa 1960. It was used by staff and patients in the management of bee hives on the grounds of a mental health hospital in Bundoora, Victoria. Bee keeping may have been part of an occupational therpay program. This mask is an example of farm management activities and possibly occupational therapy carried out in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services, 1996
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, farming methods, beekeeping equipment
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: farm management
Place & Date Used: Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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