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Gate Key

From the Collection of Sacred Heart College Retreat Road Newtown Victoria

Description
Metal key, rusted and worn.
Size
145mm x 50mm x 10mm
Object Registration
SHC00001
Keywords
sacred heart convent, newtown, geelong, sisters of mercy, convent, orphanage, key, 1870s, sacred heart, shc
Historical information
This key was to the Sacred Heart Convent gates which were originally located off Skene Street. At the time, Skene Street was considered the main entrance to Geelong from the West. The Convent entrance was built to face this major though fare. The gates were later moved to an entrance at the southern end of Retreat Road.
When Made
1870s
Significance
The original key to the Sacred Heart Convent.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM