A documentary on the Sherbrooke Convalescent Cottage, located in Sherbrooke Forest, which was donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital by the Wilson family in 1937 and used until the service was relocated to Mt Eliza. The film follows a patient as he is sent to the cottage from the hospital in Carlton and depicts the nurturing conditions children benefited from during their stay at the cottage.

Film Title: The Story of Sherbrooke
Production Date: 1957
Location: The Children’s Hospital; Sherbrooke, Victoria
Media: 16mm colour film, sound
Measurement: 13.31 minutes
Maker: Robert E. Lord with narration by Carmen Winter
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital
Accession Number: 2018.2443


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