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Plaque - The Observatory Mental Health Clinic, 1954 Object Reg. No: SH 850084

Summary:
Commemorates opening of extension to Observatory Clinic, which was the first mental health clinic opened by the Victorian Government, 1954
Description:
Commemorative plaque recording the opening of an extention to the Observatory Mental Health Clinic by the Minister for Health, W.P.Barry on 28th October, 1954. Etched on oblong metal plate, which is screwed to white painted board.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Graham Roseby - Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.30 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 46.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services
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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: plaques
Inscriptions: Text: THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES/THE OPENING OF THIS EXTENSION TO THE OBSERVATORY CLINIC/BY/THE HOUOURABLE W.P. BARRY, M.L.A./MINISTER OF HEALTH/ ON 28TH OCTOBER 1954.
Date Made: 1954
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1954
References: Note from the Elizabeth Street Clinic, attached to exhibit. Card with exhibit. Oral history, Dr E.C.Dax, 27 April 1992

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