Uncle Bobs Club
A promotional film about Uncle Bobs Club, a charitable group founded in 1942 out of concern for the well-being of children in care at The Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Mt Eliza. The film outlines how Uncle Bobs Club members contributed to the children’s quality of life through fundraising, as well as by providing entertainment and gifts – the Uncle Bobs Club Christmas parties are a legendary part of their legacy. Subscription to the club was set at one shilling per week – one ‘bob’, hence the club’s name. The Uncle Bobs Club continues to support The Royal Children’s Hospital to this day.
Film Title: Uncle Bobs Club
Production Date: 1960 – 61
Filming Location: The Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital; Mt Eliza, Victoria
Media: Digitised 16 mm colour film, sound
Duration: 24.51 minutes
Producer: Uncle Bobs Club
Accession Number: 2018.2456
©️ 1961 Uncle Bobs Club
This film may have been edited to comply with privacy laws and ethics guidelines.
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