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- A Place & Date Made Coburg, Australia
Kneeling Pad - Hemp, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850359
- Hemp kneeling pad, circa 1900, used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia. Poosibly used by staff and patients whilst scrubbing floors. Reportedly made by prisoners at Pentridge.
- Kneeling pad made of a coarse plaited fabric, (hemp), tufted on the top of the square mat section. Around practically 3 sides of this mat is a plaited panel which is rather more orangey in colour than the brown of the pad section. This panel is about 22 rows in depth, although it has now sagged quite a bit. The outer plait is extended and tied at the top to form a loop. The texture is very harsh.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||22.00 cm (Height), 21.00 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, prisons, making history - psych services|
|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|
|Place & Date Made:||Pentridge Prison, Coburg, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|