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Certificate - Victorian Herd Improvement Association, Framed, circa 1969 Document Reg. No: SH 923132

Summary:
Framed certificate from Victorian Herd Improvement Association awarded to Beechworth Mental Home, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1969. Beechworth Mental Home, and other country institutions, undertook extensive farming on their properties. They produced fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and meat for consumption and also for sale. Some patients worked on the farms and gardens for extra rations.
Description:
Framed certificate issued for high production of dairy herds. Certificate is white with black print, and a blue border pattern. There are four red coloured photographs of dairy cows. Issued by the Victorian Herd Improvement Association.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 25.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, occupational therapy, psychiatric hospitals, rural industry, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Farms & gardens in Victorian Mental Health Institutions, Occupational therapy & art therapy in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: recreation
Inscriptions: "Certificate/Presented by/Victorian Herd Improvement Association/to encourage the development of High Producing Dairy Herds/by members of the Association."
Place & Date Made: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1969

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