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
Location: The Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital; Mt Eliza, Victoria
Media: 16mm colour film, sound
Measurement: 24.51 minutes
Maker: Directed and produced by Christopher Gallagher. Written and narrated by Graeme Lyndon.
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital
Accession Number: 2018.2456