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Cricket Trophy - Beechworth Asylum, circa 1929 Object Reg. No: SH 923098

Summary:
A shield trophy awarded to Beechworth Asylum Cricket Club for the season 1929-1930. One of the sporting activies carried out by staff and possibly patients at Victorian psychiatric hospitals.
Description:
Wooden shield, with engraved grey metal plates attached in the shapes of a banner, a large shield, centre, and three small shields.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.10 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 27.70 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cricket, mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, hospital canvas straitjacket
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: recreation
Inscriptions: Engraved: PRESENTED BY DR. R.G. NAYLOR/CHALLENGE SHIELD/FOR/ BEECHWORTH DISTRICT/CRICKET ASSOCIATION/ASYLUM/CRICKET CLUB/PREMIERS/SEASON 1929 -1930. [Extensive text].
Place & Date Made: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1929 or later
Place & Date Used: Beechworth Mental Hospital (Beechworth Asylum), Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1929

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