The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) archive contains a large film collection. In 2018, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation funded the digitisation of the 16mm film reels held in the archive, revealing beautifully-produced films that depict many aspects of life at the hospital. Often shot with a candid and playful approach, or sometimes using orchestrated scenes to tell a story, these films were used to promote fundraising appeals and to document the hospital’s daily workings.

This page contains a large selection of the total number films held by RCH – some films available here have been edited to enable access.  A master list of all films is currently being researched and will shortly be made available, with instructions on how to request access to the collection.

Important People

Important People

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Unedited: Road to Health

Unedited: Road to Health

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The Story of Sherbrooke

The Story of Sherbrooke

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Road to Health

Road to Health

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Getting Up

Getting Up

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Going to Bed

Going to Bed

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Final Days at the Mt Eliza Orthopaedic Hospital

Final Days at the Mt Eliza Orthopaedic Hospital

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Carlton Hospital

Carlton Hospital

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Centenary

Centenary

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Opening of Uncle Bobs Club Nurses' Home

Opening of Uncle Bobs Club Nurses' Home

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Uncle Bobs Club

Uncle Bobs Club

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Today They Live

Today They Live

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The Healing Tide

The Healing Tide

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Christmas at the Hospital

Christmas at the Hospital

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Christmas Festivities

Christmas Festivities

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Christmas at Carlton

Christmas at Carlton

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Girl of the Year 1962

Girl of the Year 1962

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The Nightingale Journey

The Nightingale Journey

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