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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
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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