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. Due to the nature of 16mm film digitisation and how these films were originally shot, titles may include outtakes, a combination of titles or unusual edits. Our intention is to present these films in their original context.

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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Girl of the Year 1962

Girl of the Year 1962

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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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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: Teaching the Young Diabetic

Today They Live: Teaching the Young Diabetic

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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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The Nightingale Journey

The Nightingale Journey

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Final Days at the Mt Eliza Orthopaedic Hospital

Final Days at the Mt Eliza Orthopaedic Hospital

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Frankston by the Sea

Frankston by the Sea

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