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Washboard - Metal & Wood, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923127

Summary:
Washboard used for laundry at mental health hospital Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
Description:
Small pine washboard with corrugated galvanised iron scrubbing surface. Wash- board is well-worn; traces of soap still on scrubbing surface. Top board has split; nails are rusty.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 56.6 cm (Height), 30.3 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, j, 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, Bathing & hygiene within Victorian Mental Health Institutions
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: laundering
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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