Rockhampton Hospital fund-raising fete 23rd October 1915
Title Rockhampton Hospital fund-raising fete 23rd October 1915
Description Hospitals in the early 20th century were heavily dependent on community fund-raising to enable them to operate. Fetes were one such fund-raising activity. This fete in aid of the Rockhampton General Hospital was held on October 23rd 1915 at Victoria Park adjacent to the Fitzroy River. According to the newspaper reports of the event, Sweet Stall No. 2 was run by Mesdames T. W. Kingel (wife of the Mayor) and F. Lomas. While we cannot be certain, it is likely that these are the two ladies in the photograph, with Mrs Kingel on the right. A very full account of the fete may be found on Trove at: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/53416578.
Image Number 348
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original)
Subject Hospital fete
Subject Hospital fund-raising
Subject Kingel, T. W,, Mrs
Subject Lomas, F., Mrs
Subject Sweets stall
Coverage - Time 23 Oct 1915
Format of Original postcard: sepia 13.8 cm x 8.7 cm; scan .tif 4.6 MB 1628 x 980 pixels
Digital Format image/jpeg
Rights This image is provided for the purpose of private study and research and must not be reproduced without the permission of the Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.

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