These two films are a compilation of scenes that make up the film title Road to Health. We have included these two unedited versions of Road to Health as additional glimpses of what it was like in the old Carlton buildings can be viewed. Spread out over a number of buildings, the hospital managed to provide excellent care despite the fact that very few of the facilities were built for purpose. Thanks to the advocacy of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, funds were raised and allocated to building an impressive new facility in Parkville. The final scenes of Part A depict the opening event, attended by Queen Elizabeth II. Dame Murdoch’s delight and pride at seeing the building opened for use is palpable.

Film Title: Last Days in Carlton Part A
Production Date: 1962-63
Location: The Royal Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria & Parkville, Victoria
Media: 16mm colour film, silent
Measurement: 22.14 minutes
Maker: The Royal Children’s Hospital
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital
Accession Number: 2018.2461 A

Film Title: Last Days in Carlton Part B
Production Date: 1962-63
Location: The Royal Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria & Parkville, Victoria
Media: 16mm colour film, silent
Measurement: 19.44 minutes
Maker: The Royal Children’s Hospital
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital
Accession Number: 2018.2461 B



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