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Registration Plate - SUNSHINE & DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

From the Collection of Sunshine and District Historical Society Incorporated HUNT CLUB, 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023 SUNSHINE LIBRARY, McCracken Street, Sunshine 3020 Deer Park and Sunshine Victoria

Description
Tarnished brass plate with indented or carved lettering finished in black paint. The black paint is showing signs of deterioration. The plate has six holes for attaching it to a wall, and two of the corners have been bent probably during the removal of the plate. There is also a small amount of paint contamination on the edges.
Size
30.5 cm (H) X 61 cm (W) X 0.15 cm (D)
Object Registration
1043
Keywords
brass plate, registered office, sunshine district community hospital, king edward avenue
Historical information
This brass registration plate was once attached to the former Sunshine District Community Hospital in King Edward Avenue, Albion, 3020. The hospital, under several names, served the local community since the 1920's. It became the Sunshine District Community Hospital in 1946 and was closed in 1989. The building was demolished and replaced by residential units. The plate was preserved by Carol Duvall a long serving nurse, who about 20 years later donated it to the Sunshine and District Historical Society.
Significance
This brass plate is a rare physical relic of what was once the main hospital serving the Sunshine area, and in which many local babies were born.
Inscriptions & Markings
REGISTERED OFFICE / SUNSHINE DISTRICT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM