Children in cots donated to Rockhampton Childrens Hospital ca. 1913
Title Children in cots donated to Rockhampton Childrens Hospital ca. 1913
Description Queensland hospitals in the early part of the 20th Century were very dependent on funds raised within the community since there was little government involvement in health care delivery. This photograph from the Rockhampton Children's Hospital shows girls in donated cots. The plaque on the left hand cot reads: 'Presented by the Yeppoon Branch of the Ministering Children's League Sept 1912'. The Ministering Children's League was a world-wide organisation founded by Mary Brabazon, Countess of Meath in the UK in 1858. The general aim of the organisation was to encourage children to develop habits of kindness and unselfishness and a habit helping those in need. The organisation's motto was 'No day without a deed to crown it'. The plaque on the second cot reads; 'Walter & Eliza Hall Cot Endowed In Perpetuity Nov. 1912'. These funds were proceeds from the wealth of the Mt Morgan Mine - the fund which established the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.
Image Number 352
Publisher Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association Inc.
Source (Original)
Subject Children's Hospital - Rockhampton
Subject Hospital cots
Subject Ministering Children's League
Subject Walter & Eliza Hall Trust
Coverage - Spatial Rockhampton Children's Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland
Coverage - Time ca. 1913
Format of Original copy print: b&w 16.5 cm x 11.2 cm; scan ,tif 7.0 MB 1955 x 1238 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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