Historical information

The postcard shows St Vincent's Hospital circa 1914, as taken from approximately the middle of Victoria Parade, looking North. The postcard shows the original cottage hospital on the left, the 1905 wing in the middle and the Cullen Wing on the right. A group of two men and three boys stands on the footpath outside the Cullen Wing and a car is parked outside the main hospital building in the centre of the photograph. The reverse of the postcard is a letter from a niece to her uncle and aunt detailing their day trip into Melbourne, the places they saw, the people they met and the activities they took part in.


This postcard is significant since it provides a rare view of the hospital from this location at this point in its history.

Physical description

Black and white postcard showing photograph of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne on the front and a letter is written in pencil on the reverse.

Inscriptions & markings

On the reverse is a handwritten letter in pencil from a niece to her aunt and uncle about a day trip they took into Melbourne. The message is dated January 27, 1914