The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) is fortunate to be the custodian of photo albums from the late 19th to the mid 20th century. These historic albums reveal a candid perspective of life both within the hospital and throughout Melbourne.

The photographs you are viewing have been catalogued by RCH Volunteers – without their dedication, enthusiasm and countless hours of work these photographs would not be online. Thank you to all who have helped make this project possible.

We begin our online photography collection with these personal albums, as a tribute to the hard working staff who supported the hospital through the early years.

Carlton Buildings

Carlton Buildings

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Carlton Wards

Carlton Wards

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Hospital Early Days

Hospital Early Days

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Shirley J Stainsby Album

Shirley J Stainsby Album

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Redmond Barry House

Redmond Barry House

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Hospital Life in the mid-1940s

Hospital Life in the mid-1940s

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Jozef Szczepanksi Album

Jozef Szczepanksi Album

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Early Days

Early Days

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Daily Life in Mt Eliza

Daily Life in Mt Eliza

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Carlton Scenes

Carlton Scenes

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Eva Haebich Album

Eva Haebich Album

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Eleanor Archer Album

Eleanor Archer Album

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J W Grieve Album

J W Grieve Album

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Esme Malcolmson (nee Allen) Album

Esme Malcolmson (nee Allen) Album

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M M Cunningham Album I

M M Cunningham Album I

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M M Cunningham Album II

M M Cunningham Album II

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M M Cunningham Album III

M M Cunningham Album III

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Gwendoline A Porter Album

Gwendoline A Porter Album

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Scenes of the Orthopaedic Hospital

Scenes of the Orthopaedic Hospital

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Early Days at the Orthopaedic Hospital

Early Days at the Orthopaedic Hospital

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First Site

First Site

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Brighton Convalescent Cottage

Brighton Convalescent Cottage

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