Historical information

This uniform was worn by student nurses at the Hillcrest Psychiatric Hospital in Adelaide in the early 1970s. In 1964, Northfield Mental Hospital was renamed Hillcrest Hospital.

Physical description

.1) Mid pink waisted and darted uniform with a front pocket (with H H embroidered) on left breast and side pockets on skirt. Buttoned up the front, with three buttons on top and a placket with four hidden buttons on skirt. There is a hook and eye at the waist and a separate belt with two buttons and buttonholes. There is a collar and cuffed short sleeves, a back yoke and a center inverted pleat.

.2) A lined (double layer) woollen royal blue cape with collar and neck tie and a hook and eye clasp.

Inscriptions & markings

Embroidered on top pocket - H H