Historical information

A knitted handbag made by patients of Mayday Hills Asylum.


Mayday Hills Asylum was one of the three largest psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, and played an important role in the treatment of mental health illnesses from its establishment in 1867 to its closure in 1995. As part of prescribed treatment, many patients participated in craft activities were they were able to create an array of objects.

Physical description

A blue and white knitted handbag with cane handles, made by a patient of Mayday Hills.