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Key - Security, Mayday Hills Hospital, circa 1970 Reg. No: SH 940998
- Security key for Mayday Hills Hospital manufactured by J. Hubball, circa 1970. It was used by a nursing attendant at Mayday Hills Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Beechworth, Victoria. A similar key was issued to each staff member. It was used to obtain entry to Mayday Hills and to open the many locked doors within the hospital. This key is an example of the security equipment used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
- Long silver metal key on metal key ring.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Misses Pat & Peg McAnanly, 1994
|Dimensions:||15.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, locks keys, security 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:||building fittings|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped: J. Hubball/Melbourne/B.|
|Manufacturer:||J. Hubball, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970|
|Place & Date Used:||Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970|
|References:||oral history, Peg and Pat McAnanly (held in the Psychiatric History reference files, History Group offices.)|