Cricket Trophy - Mental Hospital Patients Cricket Association, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 923047

Shield awarded to winner of annual cricket competition between teams fielded by Victoria's Mental Hospitals' patients. Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1957 - 1965. Cricket was one of the recreational activities offered to Victorian psychiatric hospital patients and staff.
Brown wooden sports shield, irregular in shape. Dull, grey-metal plaque has been screwed and glued to centre. This features relief image of batsman, wicketkeeper and fielder. Above and below plaque are two further grey metal plaques, screwed and glued to shield. Down each edge of shield are six small plaques engraved with names of winning teams for each year between 1957 and 1964-5. Metal plating has worn off these 12 plaques. Three plaques remain blank. Shield hangs from grey metal hanger screwed to top of reverse side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 38.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: cricket, football teams, 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, Confinement & seclusion in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: recreation
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, by 1957
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1957-1965

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