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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Where is it from?
- A Place & Date Used Beechworth, Australia
Plate - Metal, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 923201
- Meal plate used by patients for dining in a mental health hospital Mayday Hills Hospital, formerly Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Beechworth Victoria Australia circa 1900. Used in ward (F4) for female patients.
- Round aluminium (not sure if this is right - looks like tin) plate with wide, flat rim and shallow bowl. Rim is stamped with inscription F4.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
|Dimensions:||3.90 cm (Width), 25.80 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Institutional Life|
|Tertiary Classification:||food & drink consumption|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on rim, incised "F4": stamped base c., incised "(Illegible.) MARK".|
|Place & Date Used:||Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|