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Stencil Plate - Ballarat Lunatic Asylum, Metal, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850031

Summary:
Square metal stencil plate used for labelling objects 'Ballarat Lunatic Asylum', circa 1900. Used at the Ballarat Lunatic Asylum, a mental health hospital in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
Description:
Square metal stencil-plate with lettering cut in a circular shape. There is an almost indecipherable semi-circular stamp-mark on the top edge.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Width), 14.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services, signage, 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, Migration & Mental Illness in Victoria
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Administration
Tertiary Classification: labelling
Inscriptions: Text: BALLARAT LUNATIC ASYLUM.
Date Made: circa 1890
Place & Date Used: Ballarat Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, post 1893
References: Card with the display

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