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Doll - Knitted, Orange, circa 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 961549

Summary:
Knitted orange doll, circa 1980. It was made by a 78 year old female patient at Larundel Hospital, a mental health hospital in Bundoora, Victoria. The doll demonstrates the type of work done within an Occupational Therapy unit. This doll is an example of occupational therapy undertaken 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, toys, knitting, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Occupational Therapy
Tertiary Classification: products
Place & Date Made: Larundel Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980

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