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Horseshoe - Sunbury Mental Asylum, Iron, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 923062

A horseshoe from Sunbury Mental Asylum, Victoria, Australia, circa 1848-1950. Horses were kept at the asylum and at times attended to by patients of this Victorian psychiatric hospital.
Asymmetrical, rusted brown horseshoe containing eight rectangular holes for nails, four on each side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.40 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 21.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: animal husbandry, mental health, mental health institutions, metalworking, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services, smile, kool
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Confinement & seclusion in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: farm management
Place & Date Used: Sunbury Mental Hospital (Asylum), Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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