Titled ‘Centenary’, this film covers a wide range of aspects of daily life at The Royal Children’s Hospital, captured around the time of planning and celebrations for 100 years since the foundation of the hospital in 1870. Including footage of centenary sign writers and Volunteers Annual General Meeting, 1969; Children’s Crib Service and Christmas table and decorations, 1965; Long Service Awards, 1969; Committee of Management Christmas Party, 1969; Christmas Day, 1969 and Uncle Bobs Club wheelbarrow at the start of the Frankston Barrow push with Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, circa 1964 – 69.

Film Title: Centenary
Production Date: 1965 – 69
Filming Location: The Royal Children’s Hospital; Parkville, Victoria
Media: Digitised 16 mm colour film, silent
Duration: 23.26 minutes
Producer: The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria
Accession Number: 2018.2475
©️ 1965 The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria



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