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Model Building

From the Collection of Creswick Museum Town Hall Building 70-72 Albert Street Creswick Victoria

Description
Model of Creswick Hospital before rendering. Made of paper with painted background and framed.
Size
26.5 x 40.5 x 7.5
Object Registration
00846
Keywords
model, creswick hospital, rev t. williams, lindsay family
Historical information
Rev. Thomas Williams was grandfather of the Lindsay children. He is credited with encouraging his grandchildren in their artistic talents. Both Lionel and Normam learnt their model making skills from him. Creswick Hospital was foundation stone was laid in 1863. It operated as a hospital until 1911 when it was sold to the government as part of the School of Forestry (now University of Melbourne). The model shows it as a red brick building. In the 1870s it was painted as a white building. The Museum has b/w photos of the building taken prior to rendering. The people of Creswick collected fund for the project and obtained a government grant. The 1857 survey map of the proposed township shows the area at Eastern Hills reserved for a hospital and Benevolent Society
When Made
circa 1869
Made By
Rev. Thomas Williams (Maker)
Significance
The model's unique association with the Lindsay Artist of Creswick.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM