The Royal Children's Hospital’s (RCH) archives and collections form a large and invaluable record of the history of an important Australian paediatric institution. Spanning 150 years, the diverse collection comprises photographs, films, ephemera and equipment, which convey the hospital's beginnings, growth and innovations. Daily experiences of the RCH staff and patients are vividly rendered by these historic materials. For the first time, we're opening up these collections online. The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation made this project possible through its generous support. We hope you enjoy exploring.

The RCH acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of the land, the people of the Kulin Nations.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Photograph Collection

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Film Collection

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Our People

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Our History

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Historical Room & Gallery

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