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Football Trophy - Mental Hospitals Patients Football Association, circa 1964 Object Reg. No: SH 923046

Summary:
Shield awarded to winner of Mental Hospital Patients Football Association competition. Used: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964 - 1965. Football was one of the activities offered to Victorian psychiatric hospital patients and staff.
Description:
Brown wooden sports shield, irregular shape. Dull grey metal plaque has been screwed and glued to centre. This features relief images of two men playing football on field. Above and below plaque are two further grey metal plaques, screwed and glued to the shield. Down each edge of shield are six small plaques. Only the top two at u.l. have been engraved. Silver plating flaking from the edges of these twelve plaques. Shield is hung from grey metal hanger screwed to top of reverse side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45.00 cm (Height), 2.80 cm (Width), 37.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cricket, football teams, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, football trothis in the victorian time
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
Inscriptions: Inscribed: MENTAL HOSPITALS PATIENTS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION/SUNBURY/ PREMIERS/1964/SUNBURY/PREMIERS/1965/Presented by/SUNBURY/MENTAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY/EPNS LEWBURY.
Place & Date Used: Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964

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Murphy Posted on 26 Jul 2011 9:41 PM
Just noticed the object is called a Cricket Trophy when it is actually a Football Trophy. :)
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jul 2011 10:51 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thanks Murphy! We will make the changes to the title.

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