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GUIDE TO HEALTH AND MEDICINE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS in NSW & ACT

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									                GUIDE TO HEALTH AND MEDICINE MUSEUM

                        COLLECTIONS in NSW & ACT




Revised October, 2003
Guide to Health and Medicine Collections in NSW and ACT




Guide to Health and Medicine Collections in NSW and ACT
Health and Medicine Museums Special Interest Group

October 2003




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CONTENTS



INTRODUCTION ...................................................................... 4


SECTION 1................................................................................. 5
  Hospitals and Healthcare Agencies .......................................... 5

SECTION 2............................................................................... 14
  Health Related Organisations................................................. 14

SECTION 3............................................................................... 22
  Community Collections with a health & medicine focus....... 22

SECTION 4............................................................................... 32
  University Collections............................................................ 32

SECTION 5............................................................................... 36
  Australian Capital Territory ................................................... 36

BIBLIOGRAPHY, SELECTED REFERENCES..................... 37
ORGANIZATIONS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ADVICE
AND ASSISTANCE................................................................. 38




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INTRODUCTION
Health and Medicine heritage collections exist in many forms that range from formal museum
collections housed in public institutions and community museums, informal museums housed
in hospitals and health facilities, historical collections on display in the public space of
hospitals, health facilities and universities to those that are personal collections that have been
rescued from destruction or disposal. This directory contains information about the many
health and medical related museums and historical collections that currently exist throughout
NSW.

The information within this directory has been derived primarily from information contained
within the files of Ms Megan Hicks, Curator Health and Medicine Powerhouse Museum, from
the records of the Health & Medicine Museums Special Interest Group (HMM SIG) of
Museums Australia Inc., from the Australian Museums on Line (AMOL) website and from
information known to the author of this report.

The decision to include all collections with a health and medicine focus within this report was
predicated on the various uses that users of this guide might find helpful. Sections 1 and 2
include hospitals and health related organizations that hold specialized collections and section
3 lists the community museums that claim health and medicine items amongst their holdings.
In many instances these museums have taken unwanted items from hospitals that have
indicated they have no wish to keep the items, have closed down or have had their function
changed. The community collections provide a valuable source of information about health
heritage in both urban and rural communities. The University collections listed in section 4,
whilst specialized and reflective of the particular department’s collecting policy provide a
useful resource for both scholars and researchers and many departments and faculties allow
limited public access. The final section provides information about collections within the
Australian Capital Territory.

The listings in this guide are correct at the time of compilation, however a guide such as this
can never be considered to be complete. It is therefore recommended that updating of this
guide be undertaken on a regular basis as further information becomes available or when
additional holdings are identified as health agencies undertake audits as part of their health
heritage responsibilities. Alternatively consideration could be given to subscribing to the
Health & Medicine SIG, which would provide access to Australia wide data.




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SECTION 1
                       Hospitals and Healthcare Agencies
Bloomfield Museum

Location:         Bloomfield Hospital
                  Orange NSW

Contact:          Mr Keith Melville
Position:         Hon. Curator

Postal Address: Bloomfield Museum
                C/- Parklands Activity Centre
                Bloomfield Hospital
                Orange NSW 2800

Telephone:        02 6360 7774

Collection focus: Items relating to Bloomfield and psychiatric care.

Brislington Medical and Nursing Museum

Location:         Cnr George and Marsden Streets
                  Parramatta NSW

Contact:          Mrs. Joy Yarad
Position:         Committee member

Postal Address: C/- above

Telephone:        02 9873 6251

Collection focus: Photographs, surgical instruments, books, uniforms, hospital equipment, medical and
                  nursing textbooks and other material relating to Parramatta District Hospital.

Broken Hill Hospital Museum (co-located with Broken Hill Sulphide St Railway Station
&Museum)

Location:         Blende Street
                  Broken Hill NSW

Contact:          Mrs. McEvoy

Postal address:   as above

Collection focus: Items related to Broken Hill hospital and the health care of the district.

Canterbury Hospital

Location:         Cnr Canterbury Road & Thorncraft Pde.,
                  Campsie NSW 2194

Canterbury Hospital Heritage Panel (unveiled 2002) is located in the grounds of the hospital, near the
front corner as above




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Carcoar Hospital Museum (Uralba Retirement Village)

Location:         7 Eulamore Street
                  Carcoar NSW

Contact:          Executive Officer

Postal address:   PO Box 21
                  Carcoar NSW 2791


Collection Focus: Medical and hospital memorabilia. 1859 Building restoration underway, buildings
                  have both state and federal heritage listing.

Concord Repatriation and General Hospital Ethel Lane Nurses’ Museum

Location:         Hospital Road
                  Concord NSW

Contact:          Public Relations Dept.


Postal Address: Ethel Lane Nurses’ Museum
                C/- Veterans’ Services
                Medical Centre
                Concord Repatriation General Hospital
                Concord NSW 2139


Collection focus: Wartime nurses’ uniforms and other memorabilia associated with nursing at Concord
                  Repatriation General Hospital.


Gladesville Hospital

Location:         Gladesville Hospital
                  Victoria Road
                  Gladesville NSW

Contact:          Mr Eddie Fryer
Position:         Site Engineer

Postal address:   Gladesville Hospital
                  Gladesville NSW 2111

Telephone:        02 9816 0228

Collection focus: Mental health. The site has asylum buildings and stores, 1838-1997.

Cumberland Hospital Museum ‘Glengariff’

Location:         Cumberland Hospital
                  3 Fleet Street
                  Parramatta NSW

Contact:          Mr. Terry Smith
Position:         Hon Curator




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Telephone:        02 9840 3000

Collection focus: Artefacts, photographs and records associated with mental health care at Cumberland
                  Hospital.

Grafton Base Hospital

Location:         Arthur Street
                  Grafton NSW 2460

Contact:          Director Nursing

Postal Address: As above

Telephone:        02 6640 2200

Collection focus: General hospital and nursing memorabilia relating to the hospital.



Hunter Area Health Service

Location:         Gardiner Library
                  New Lambton NSW

Contact:          Manager, Library service

Postal address:   Locked Bag 1
                  Newcastle Mail Exchange NSW 2310

Telephone:        02 49213777

Collection focus: The Dr. John Hunter medical collection is held within the library.

Kenmore Hospital Museum

Location:         Kenmore Hospital
                  Taralga Road
                  Goulburn NSW

Contact:          Ms. Leone Morgan
Position:         Museum Committee

Postal Address: Mental Health Services
                Locked Mail Bag No. 28
                Goulburn NSW 2580

Telephone:        02 4827 3446

Collection focus: The museum is housed in a former ward and contains photographs, furniture, nursing
                  records, memorabilia and general artefacts relating to the hospital and to mental
                  health nursing practice.

Kurri Kurri Hospital

Location:         Lang Street
                  Kurri Kurri NSW 2327

Contact:          Ms. Jan Walton
Position:         Hon. Curator



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Postal Address: As above

Telephone:        02 4936 3244

Collection focus: Historic ward equipment, photographs, anaesthetic machine, iron lung and nursing
                  memorabilia.



Manly Hospital

Location:         Darley Road
                  Manly NSW

Contact:          Mr Graham Curran
Position:         Engineering Department

Postal address:   PO Box 465
                  Manly NSW 2095

Telephone:        02 9976 9611

Collection focus: Hospital equipment.

Morisset Hospital Historical Committee

Location:         Morisset Hospital

Contact:          Ms. Chris Gavenlock

Postal address:   Fassifern Street
                  Morisset NSW 2264

Telephone:        02 4973 1667

Collection focus: Psychiatric and other material related to Morisset Hospital, including ECT machines,
                  uniforms, photographs, instruments and report books.

Moruya Hospital

Location:         Front foyer of Hospital

Contact:          Executive Officer

Postal Address: River Road
                Moruya NSW 2537

Telephone:        02 4474 2666

Collection Focus: Small display of historical items related to the hospital.




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Nepean Hospital Archives

Location:         The Nepean Hospital
                  Great Western Highway and Somerset Street
                  Penrith NSW

Contact:          Public Affairs
            Or    Mrs Marie Hurley (Grad Nurses Assoc.)


Postal address:   Nepean Hospital
                  PO Box 63
                  Penrith NSW 2751

Telephone:        02 4724 3191

Collection focus: History of Nepean Hospital and some other hospitals within the Wentworth Area
                  Health Service. The collection includes minutes, documents and photographs dating
                  back to the 1850s, as well as instruments and hospital equipment.

Prince Henry Hospital Nursing and Medical Museum

Location:         Ward 2
                  Prince Henry Hospital
                  Anzac Parade
                  Little Bay NSW

Contact:          Ms J. Alderman
Position:         Hon Secretary, Prince Henry Hospital Trained Nurses Association

Postal address:   PO Box 6031
                  Malabar NSW 2036

Email:            phhmuseumsociety@hotmail.com

Collection focus: Nursing uniforms, photographs, equipment and history of Prince Henry Hospital.

Queanbeyan District Hospital & Health Service Collection

Location:         Collett Street
                  Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Contact:          Nancy Monk

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 6298 9211

Collection focus: Hospital memorabilia.




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Royal Hospital for Women, History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Collection

Location:         RHW Library and historical display
                  Barker Street
                  Randwick NSW

Contact:          Dr. S. Stiegrad
Position:         Hon Curator, Historical Collection

Postal address:   Royal Hospital for Women
                  Barker Street
                  Randwick NSW 2031

Telephone:        02 9382 6111
Email:            sstiegrad@sesahs.nsw.gov.au

Collection focus: Books, 19th century to present, and other material relating to obstetrics and
                  gynaecology.

Royal North Shore Hospital Centenary Museum

Location:         Level 3 Vindin House
                  Royal North Shore Hospital
                  Pacific Highway
                  St Leonards NSW

Contact:          Ms Helen Molesworth

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9918 6189

Collection focus: The history and development of Royal North Shore Hospital and any associated
                  specialised units, teaching and research. Collection includes models, surgical and
                  medical instruments, iron lung, anaesthetic equipment, pictures and furniture.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Museum of Nursing

Location:         Queen Mary Building
                  Grose Street
                  Camperdown NSW

Contact:          Ms Helen Croll
Position:         Curator

Postal address:   C/- Museum of Nursing
                  Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
                  Camperdown NSW 2050

Telephone:         02 9515 3009
Email:            crollwilson@bigpond.com

Collection focus: Nursing history and nursing equipment, archival material and photographs relating to
                  the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Items of general nursing interest are also included.
                  Holdings include a large collection of early photographs, nursing registers, personal
                  diaries, examination papers and teaching aids, nursing and medical instruments and
                  equipment, furniture and nurses’ uniforms.




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Ryde District Soldiers Memorial Hospital

Location:         Denistone Street
                  Eastwood NSW 2122

Contact:          Director Nursing      OR   The Graduate Nurses’ Association

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9874 0199

Collection focus: Small historical nursing display in foyer area. Photographs.

St George Hospital (Graduate Nurses Association)

Location:         Library
                  Level 3 Teaching & Research Bldg
                  South Street
                  Kogarah

Contact:          Ms. Yvonne Brugmans

Postal address:   C/- St George Hospital Nursing Council
                  The St George Hospital
                  Gray Street
                  Kogarah NSW 2217

Telephone:        02 9352 2778
Email:            brugmansy@sesahs.nsw.gov.au

Collection:       Hospital and nursing equipment, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and nursing
                  records relating to St George Hospital.

St Joseph’s Hospital, Auburn

Location:         Norval Street
                  Auburn NSW

Contact:          Nursing Administration

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9563 9500

Collection focus: Includes a small collection of surgical eye instruments.

St Vincent’s Hospital (Sisters of Charity Archives, Potts Point)

Location:         Congregational Archives

Contact:          Archivist in charge

Postal address:   PO Box 21
                  Potts Point NSW 1335

Telephone:        02 9356 3294

Collection focus: Hospital records, photographs and memorabilia from 1857 when St Vincents
Hospital was established.



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Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospitals

Location:         Lucy Osburn – Nightingale Foundation Museum
                  Level 1 Nightingale Wing
                  Macquarie Street
                  Sydney

Contact:          Mrs Elinor Wrobel
Position:         Hon. Curator

Postal Address: GPO Box 1641
                Sydney 2001

Telephone:        02 9382 7427

Website:          www.sesahs.nsw.gov.au/sydhosp/

Collection focus: Archival material, historical records, uniforms, photographs, architectural plans,
                  instruments, furniture, equipment and ephemera relating to all aspects of the hospital.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Location:         Cnr. Hawkesbury Road & Hainsworth Street
                  Westmead NSW

Contact:          Dr Michael Cooper

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9744 5375

Email:            michaelc@nch.edu.au

Collection focus: Anaesthesia, however the hospital has a large historical collection associated with
                  paediatric care and the history of the hospital.

Tamworth Base Hospital

Location:         Dean Street
                  Tamworth NSW

Contact:          Gwen Bowden
Position:         Tamworth Historical Society (Kalula Cottage)

Postal address:   As Above

Telephone:        02 6762 0507

Collection focus: Hospital memorabilia.


United Dental Hospital, Dental Collection

See entry University of Sydney, Section 4

Westmead Hospital Pathology Collection

Location:         Institute Clinical Pathology Medical Research Building
                  Westmead NSW



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Contact:          Mrs Evelyn Dalton
Position:         Nurse Educator, Weston Clinical School

Postal address:   Cnr Hawkesbury and Darcy Roads
                  Westmead NSW 2145

Telephone:        02 9865 6600

Collection focus: Pathology teaching material.




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SECTION 2
                          Health Related Organisations

Ambulance Service of NSW

Location:         Rozelle NSW

Contact:          General Manager
Position:         Operations

Postal address:   PO Box 105
                  Rozelle NSW 2039

Telephone:        02 9320 7777

Website:          www.asnsw.health.nsw.gov.au

Collection focus: Collection of museum vehicles including 1932 Dodge, 1960s and 1970s vehicles.

Army Museum, Sydney

Location:         Victoria Barracks
                  Oxford Street
                  Paddington NSW 2021

Contact:          Ms. Linda Graham

Postal Address: As above

Telephone:        02 9339 3330

Collection focus: Material relating to the Australian Army and especially to the 150-year history of
                  Victoria Barracks. There is some medical material, including the ground plan from
                  the 1840s of the Garrison Hospital (now the Officer’s Mess at the Barracks).

Australian Hearing Services Archive

Location:         126 Greville Street
                  Chatswood NSW 2067

Contact:
Position:         Hon. Curator

Postal Address: As above

Telephone:        02 9412 6800
Email:
Website:          www.hearing.org.au

Collection focus: Hearing aids and related topics, associated with Australian Hearing Services
                  (formerly National Acoustics Laboratory).




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Australian Red Cross Society (NSW Division)

Location:         Red Cross House
                  159 Clarence Street
                  Sydney NSW

Contact:          Hon Archivist

Postal address:   159 Clarence Street
                  Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone:        02 9229 4111
Website:          www.nsw.redcross.org.au

Collection focus: Records and memorabilia associated with the work of the organization.

Australian Society of Anaesthetics Inc. Harry Daly Museum

Location:         Australian Society of Anaesthetists
                  Suite 604, Eastpoint Tower
                  180 Ocean Street
                  Edgecliff NSW

Contact:          Curator

Postal address:   Australian Society of Anaesthetists Inc.
                  PO Box 600
                  Edgecliff NSW 2027

Telephone:        02 9327 4022

Website:          www.asa.org.au/about-us/museum

Collection focus: Anaesthetic equipment and related surgical areas.

Australian Socio-Graphic AIDS Project

Location:         166 Sutherland Street
                  Paddington NSW

Contact:          Leon K Chan

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9326 2680

Website:          www.design.unsw.edu.au/staff/staff-names/chan

Collection focus: Posters and print material associated with AIDS.




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Department of Forensic Medicine Pathology Museum

Location:         42-50 Parramatta Road
                  Glebe NSW

Contact:          Mrs. Elizabeth Waight

Postal address:   Department of Forensic Medicine
                  PO Box 40
                  Glebe NSW 2037

Telephone:        02 8548 7800

Website:          www.members.ozemail.com.au

Collection focus: Mainly pathology specimens, with some historical instruments used in post mortem
                  procedures and several microscopes.


Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd

Location:         112 Wharf Road
                  West Ryde NSW

Contact:          Ms Margaret Brewer

Postal Address: Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd
                112 Wharf Road
                West Ryde NSW 2114

Telephone:        02 9325 4468

Collection focus: 19th century medicines from Col. Eli Lilly, USA.

NSW Department of Government Works and Services, Electromedical Section

Location:         Level 16, 2-24 Rawson Place
                  Sydney NSW

Contact:          Mr. Rod Kemp

Postal Address: Electromedical Section
                DWPS
                Level 16, 2-24 Rawson Place
                Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone:        02 9372 8112

Website:          www.dpws.nsw.gov.au

Collection Focus: Electromedical equipment (X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, nuclear
                  medicine, PACS, radiotherapy, patient monitoring, medical electronics) and fields
                  related to its procurement, testing and installation. The collection contains machine
                  parts, brochures and technical literature, including information on microfiche and
                  videotape. The PWD Plan Room archives all architectural plans of projects including
                  hospitals.




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History of Medicine Library, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Location:         Royal Australian College of Physicians
                  145 Macquarie Street
                  Sydney NSW


Postal address:   as above

Telephone:        02 9256 5411

Website:          www.racp.edu.au

Collection focus: Medical history with special focus on medical Australiana. In addition to the library
                  there is a small collection of photographs, medical instruments and other
                  paraphernalia.

J P Trainor Archive Trust Radiology Historical Collection

Location:         Royal Australian College of Radiologists
                  9/51 Druitt Street
                  Sydney NSW

Contact:          Hon Curator

Postal Address: As above

Website:          www.ranzcr.edu.au

Collection focus: Material with a bearing on any aspect of radiology, including books, pictures,
                  artefacts, biographies and records.

NSW Midwives Association Inc

Location:         Suite 77 Level 4 The Hub
                  77/89 Jones Street
                  Ultimo NSW 2007

Contact:          Executive Assistant

Postal address:   PO Box 62
                  Glebe NSW 2037

Telephone:        02 9281 9522

Email:            midwives@zip.com.au

Website:          www.nsw-midwives.com.au

Collection focus: Midwifery history, textbooks, photographs and memorabilia.




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NSW College of Nursing, Archives and Historical Collection

Location:         14 Railway Parade
                  Burwood NSW

Contact:          Honorary Archivist

Postal Address: Locked Bag 3030
                Burwood NSW 1805

Telephone:        02 9745 7570

Email:            jcornell@nursing.aust.edu.au

Website:          www.nursing.aust.edu.au

Collection focus: Records and material relating to the operation, function and activities of The New
                  South Wales College of Nursing. As well as minutes and working papers, the
                  collection includes nursing memorabilia, primarily with a NSW focus, especially
                  nursing badges, photographs and diaries. Materials belonging to the late Muriel Knox
                  Doherty spanning the period 1900-1945 are of particular note. The collection also
                  includes some nursing material from Marrickville Hospital and the records of the
                  Institute of Nursing Executives of NSW & ACT Inc., NSW Operating Theatre
                  Association and Nurses Christian Foundation.

NSW Health Department

Location:         Miller Street
                  North Sydney NSW

Contact:          Director, Health Public Affairs

Postal Address: Locked Mail Bag 961
                North Sydney NSW 2059

Telephone:        02 9391 9563

Website:          www.health.nsw.gov.au

Interests:        Material relating to NSW Health traveling exhibition ‘100 Years of Caring’.


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW Branch)

Location:         82 Christie Street
                  St Leonards NSW

Contact:          Mr Ross Brown

Postal address:   PO Box 162
                  St Leonards NSW 1590

Telephone:        02 9438 1833

Website:          www.psa.org.au

Collection focus: Pharmaceutical items.




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Pharmacy Guild Museum

Location:         84 Christie Street
                  St Leonards NSW 2065

Contact:          Mr. Ray Sewell

Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9966 8377

Collection focus: Display cabinet with early pharmacy/dispensary items.


Royal Far West Children’s Scheme Museum

Location:         24 Wentworth Street
                  Manly NSW

Contact:          Ms Amanda Dumesny, Public Relations Officer

Postal address:   PO Box 52
                  Manly NSW 2095

Telephone:        02 9977 4377

Website:          www.royalfarwest.org.au

Collection focus: Material related to the operation of the organization.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

Location:         Flying Doctor Base
                  Broken Hill NSW

Contact:          Executive Officer

Postal address:   PO Box 463
                  Broken Hill NSW 2880

Telephone:        08 8080 1777

Collection focus: Material related to the history of the service.


(The) Salvation Army Heritage Centre

Location:         32a Barnsbury Grove
                  Bexley North NSW

Contact:          Mrs Robyn Edge, Heritage Assistant

Postal address:   PO Box 226
                  Bexley NSW 2207

Telephone:        02 9502 0424

Website:          asap.unimelb.edu.au/asa/directory/data




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Collection focus: Material related to the Salvation Army that includes some material related to the
                  hospital and welfare programs.

St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) Archives

Location:         St John House
                  6 Hunt Street
                  Surry Hills NSW

Contact:          Mr Loredana Napoli

Postal address:   St John House
                  6 Hunt Street
                  Surry Hills NSW 2010

Telephone:        02 9559 6132

Email:            loreda-napoli@stjohnnsw.com.au

Website:          www.stjohn.org.au

Collection focus: Archives of the association which includes material elated to the teaching and
                  rendering of first aid. Texts from 1880s to 2002. There is a library of publications
                  plus a number of objects such as first aid kits, trophies, stretchers and mannequins
                  and uniforms.

Spastic Centre Archives

Location:         189 Allambie Road
                  Allambie Heights NSW

Contact:          Archivist

Postal address:   PO Box 184
                  Brookvale NSW 2100

Telephone:        02 9451 9022

Email:            scnsw@tscnsw.org.au

Website:          http://www.thespasticcentre.org.au/information/archives

Collection focus: Key administrative records from one of the founders, Audrie McLeod.

SPASM (Society for the Preservation of Artefacts of Surgery and Medicine)

Location:         Building 6, Gladesville Hospital
                  Victoria Road
                  Gladesville NSW

Contact:          Mrs. Judith Cornell AM


Postal address:   As above

Telephone:        02 9587 2834

Collection focus: Medical and surgical artefacts of all kinds, circa 1850-1960s, including anaesthetic
                  equipment and electro-medical equipment.




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William Green Pty Ltd

Location:         40 Bridge Street
                  Rydalmere NSW

Contact:          Mr John Green

Postal address:   40 Bridge Street
                  Rydalmere NSW 2116

Telephone:        02 9638 6222

Collection focus: Dental collection.




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SECTION 3
  Community Collections with a health & medicine focus
Ada Pharmacy Museum, Grafton

Location:         Grafton NSW

Collection Focus: Pharmacy memorabilia housed in a room above the current pharmacy which has
                 been fitted out “like an olden day chemist shop”


Adelong Alive Museum

Location:         Adelong NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Armidale Folk Museum

Location:         Rusden Street
                  Armidale NSW

Collection focus: Includes a complete medicine chest with the original bottles intact.

Batemans Bay Courthouse Museum

Location:         Batemans Bay NSW

Collection includes: Photographs taken through the kitchen of the old hospital, of other fascinating
                     objects and people associated with the hospital.

Berrima District Historical Museum

Location:         Market Place
                  Berrima NSW

Collection focus: Includes artefacts depicting early health care and early medical equipment.

Bingara Museum

Location:         16 Maitland Street
                  Bingara NSW

Collection Focus: Community collection includes medicine and health items.

Bowraville Folk Museum

Location:         George Street
                  Bowraville NSW

Collection Focus: Social history of the area but does include some medical instruments and home
                  nursing aids

Broken Hill Sulphide Street Station Railway and Historical Museum

Location:         Blende Street
                  Broken Hill NSW

Collection focus: Includes mine medical kit 1855, foot and horse-drawn ambulances, iron lung.


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Bungendore Military Medical Museum, “Bayonets and Bandages”

Location:         Old Railway Goods Shed
                  Bungendore NSW

Collection focus: Military history including medical care.



Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society Inc. (proposed Dr William Redfern Medical
Museum)

Location:         Currently incorporated in The Stables Museum
                  Campbelltown NSW
                  Proposed new location Minto NSW

Collection focus: Proposed display focusing on colonial surgeon William Redfern, and the medicine of
                  his time at Redfern’s former home, Campbellfield. The Society also has collection of
                  local items – domestic, farming, including photographs displayed at the Stables
                  Museum, Campbelltown.

Canowindra Regional Museum

Location:         Memorial Park
                  Canowindra NSW

Collection focus: Entire dental surgery set up in front room of the museum.

Carcoar RSL Museum Collection

Location:         Upper Floor, School of Arts Bldg

Collection Focus: items relating to those who served in both world wars including the belongings of
three sisters who were trained as nurses during WW1 including documents and letters.

Dr E P Kremer (personal collection)

Location:         83 Hall Street
                  Bondi Beach NSW

Collection focus: Antique surgical instrumentation.

Dungog Historical Museum

Location:         105 Dowling Street
                  Dungog NSW

Collection focus: Local History includes medicines and health.

Eliza and Joseph Newman Folk Museum, Bowraville

Location:         84 High Street
                  Bowraville NSW

Collection focus: Folk Museum includes medicines, health and ambulance services.




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Experiment Farm Cottage

Location:         9 Ruse Street
                  Harris Park NSW

Collection focus: Medicine box and contents, untreated timber, with carry handles and containing
                  medicine bottles.

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

Location:         632 The Horsley Drive
                  Smithfield NSW

Collection focus: Social history that includes medicine and health.

Forbes Museum

Location:         Cross Street
                  Forbes NSW

Collection focus: Social history that includes medicine and health.


(The) Glass Stopper Apothecary Antiques

Location:         75 Kingsway
                  Kingsgrove NSW

Collection focus: 19th and 20th century apothecary material. The collection includes apothecary
                  cabinets, shop and display glass bottles, ceramic containers, medicine chests, storage
                  containers, scales, moulds, advertising items, photographs and books, with a
                  particular interest in baby feeders and eye baths.


Glen Innes – Land of the Beardy’s History House Museum & Archival Centre

Location:         Cnr West Ave & Ferguson Street
                  Glen Innes NSW

Collection focus: Established in the old hospital and includes local history and archives.

Golden Memories Museum, Milthorpe

Location:         Milthorpe NSW

Collection focus: Contains medical items, including operating table. Has developed a Federation Arch
                  in grounds, documenting babies born in 1901 and three born in 2001.

Grand United Order of Oddfellows

Location:         149 Castlereagh Street
                  Sydney NSW

Collection focus: Information regarding health insurance schemes provided by the Friendly Societies.

Great Cobar Outback Heritage Centre

Location:         Barrier Highway
                  Cobar NSW




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Collection focus: Social history includes medicine and health items. The collection includes the Baby
                  Health Centre Railway Carriage Number 3.

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Location:         Cnr. Remembrance and Scenic Drives
                  Griffith NSW

Collection focus: Social and district history including medicines and health items. Includes an iron
                  lung , which has had its significance well researched.

Gulgong Regional Museum

Location:         Gulgong NSW

Collection focus: Social history including nursing, medicine and health items.

Hamilton Hume Museum

Location:         247 Comur Street
                  Yass NSW

Collection focus: Social history with displays that pay tribute to the soldiers and nurses of the 20th
                  century wars.

Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Society Museum

Location:         Old School of Arts Building
                  Albury Street
                  Murrumburrah, NSW

Collection focus: Includes 1891-1946 chemist shop interior, Photographs, Dental Chair, Foot pedal
                  drill and an 1870’s domestic medicine chest

Hay Gaol Museum and Cultural Centre

Location:         Church Street
                  Hay NSW

Collection focus: Social history includes medical instruments, medicines and health items.

Hill End Regional Museum

Location:         Hill End Visitors Centre
                  Hospital Lane
                  Hill End NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Hornsby Shire Historical Society Museum

Location:         Kenley Park
                  Kenley Road
                  Normanhurst NSW

Collection focus: Social history with medicines and health.
                  This museum works with Nursing Homes and Alzheimer’s day care groups.




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Hunters Hill Historical Society Museum

Location:         Hunters Hill Town Hall
                  Alexandra Street
                  Hunters Hill NSW

Collection focus: Social history includes medicines and health items.

Hydro Majestic Hotel

Location:         Great Western Highway
                  Medlow Bath NSW

Collection Focus: The hotel was originally built as a spa and health resort in 1904. During the most
                  recent restoration many artefacts and memorabilia were found from the various
                  periods of the hotels existence. This material, including medical instruments and
                  therapeutic devices are now displayed in public spaces.

Johnson & Johnson Pacific

Location:         Stephen Road
                  Botany NSW 2019

Collection focus: Early pharmaceutical items.

Kandos Museum

Location:         Kandos NSW

Collection focus: Includes early 1920s portable X-ray machine.

Lachlan Vintage Village

Location:         Newell Highway
                  Forbes NSW

Collection focus: Historic display includes a medical hall with a collection of over 2000 apothecary
                  items.

Lightning Ridge Historical Society Trust

Location:         Information Centre
                  Lightning Ridge NSW

Collection focus: Has a collection of artefacts and records of the Bush Nursing Association that are
                  housed in the original bush nurses’ cottage.

Manilla Historical Society Royce Cottage Museum

Location:         Manilla NSW

Collection focus: Includes dental chair along with dental tools once used by the local dentist,
                  Mr. A Kelly.




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Merriwa Colonial Museum and Historical Society

Location:         Bettington Street
                  Merriwa NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

(The)Mitchell Library

Location:         Macquarie Street
                  Sydney NSW

Collection Focus: The reference library contains information about hospital and health agency history.

Mudgee Colonial Inn Museum

Location:         126 Market Street
                  Mudgee NSW

Collection focus: Social history includes prescriptions.

Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga

Location:         Wagga Wagga NSW

Collection focus: Includes a particularly rare collection from a Wagga Wagga midwife.

Narrabri Old Gaol Heritage Centre

Location:         Cnr Bowen and Barwon Streets
                  Narrabri NSW

Collection focus: Historic display including medicine and health items.

Newcastle Regional Museum

Location:         787 Hunter Street
                  Newcastle West NSW

Collection focus: A broad collection relating to the Newcastle region with, in the health and medicine
                  field, foci on individual practitioners and institutions, especially the Royal Newcastle
                  Hospital.

Nimbin Museum

Location:         62 Cullen Street
                  Nimbin NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Norfolk Island Museums

Location:         Settlement Guardhouse & Archeological Museum located in basement of
                  commissariat store
                  Norfolk Island.

Collection Focus: Two display cabinets of medical artefacts recovered from the old Civil Hospital
                  (1829-1856) including the Hospital Latrine Pits and from ship wrecks including
                  some from the Sirius (1788)




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Paterson Court House

Location:         3 Lexington Parade
                  Adamstown Heights NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicine and health items.

Pioneer Cottage, Walcha

Location:         Walcha NSW

Collection focus: Collection of surgical instruments.

Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Location:         500 Harris Street
                  Ultimo NSW

Collection focus: A large collection covering the areas of science, technology, industry, decorative arts,
                  design and social history. In the health and medicine field there is a wide collection
                  of medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, dentistry, health and health education
                  equipment and products, from 19th century to current innovations, with particular
                  strengths in medical imaging and birth control.

Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum

Location:         35 Stornaway Road
                  Queanbeyan NSW

Collection focus: Housed in a building known as the “Sergeants residence” constructed about 1871 The
museum contains aspects of social history including an iron lung, a chemist shop contents and a
hospital room.

Quirindi and District Historical Cottage and Museum

Location:         44 Station Street
                  Quirindi NSW

Collection focus: Includes anaesthetic machine used at Quirindi Hospital from 1932 - 1947.

Rouse Hill Estate

Location:         Guntawong Road
                  Rouse Hill NSW

Collection focus: Rouse family memorabilia, including medicine chest complete with remedies of the
                  day.

Schaeffer House Museum

Location:         190 Fitzroy Street
                  Grafton NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.




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Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society Museum

Location:         Kingdon Street
                  Scone NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Settlers Museum

Location:         Court House
                  Bathurst Street
                  Brewarrina NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

(The) State Library of NSW

Location:         Macquarie Street
                  Sydney NSW

Collection focus: Includes the Benevolent Society Gordon Bradley Lowe Collection of Obstetrics and
                  Gynaecology, containing about 200 volumes from C1500 to C1899. (Ex Royal
                  Hospital for Women).

Singleton Historical Society and Museum Inc

Location:         Burdekin Park
                  George Street
                  Singleton NSW

Collection focus: Social History including medicines and health items.


Sports Museum

Location:         State Sports Centre Trust
                  Underwood Road
                  Homebush NSW

Collection focus: Sports and sports medicine material.

Sydney Jewish Museum

Location:         148 Darlinghurst Road
                  Darlinghurst NSW

Collection focus: Jewish and Holocaust material and records.

Tarella Cottage

Location:         99/101 Blaxland Road
                  Wentworth Falls NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.




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Temora Rural Museum

Location:         105 Loftus Street
                  Temora NSW

Collection focus: Includes two impeccably restored 1950’s ambulances.

(The) Turkish Bath Museum

Location:         Mt Wilson NSW

Collection Focus: Related to the building (1880’s)and its use as a therapeutic device in the treatment of
                 various ailments.

Tumbarumba Pioneer Women’s Hut

Location:         Tumbarumba NSW

Collection focus: Includes artefacts to do with midwives, breastfeeding, home care and nursing.

Water Tower Museum

Location:         South Street
                  Gunnedah

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Western Goldfields Museum, Sofala

Location:         82 Upper Turon Road
                  Sofala NSW

Collection focus: Electro-technological display includes electro-medical and X-ray equipment.

Wollondilly Heritage Centre

Location:         Edward Street
                  The Oaks NSW

Collection focus: Social history including medicines and health items.

Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd

Location:         160 Pitt Street
                  Sydney NSW

Collection focus: Early pharmacy items and homeopathic cures.

(Port of) Yamba Historical Society Museum

Location:         River Street
                  Yamba NSW

Collection Focus: Essentially a local history museum but has a collection of medical artefacts including
pharmacy and medications, hospital bedpan and electrotherapeutic apparatus.




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Yesteryear Museum (Formerly Captains Flat Hospital)

Location:        45 Blatchford Street
                 Captains Flat NSW

Collection focus: Social history including ambulance service, medicines and health items. The
                  operating theatre from the old hospital is now a workshop.




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SECTION 4
                                University Collections

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY:

Australian History Museum

Location:        Division of Humanities

Collection focus: Includes health and medical items.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE:

Archives and special collections

Location:        University Drive
                 Callaghan NSW

Contact:         Manager, Archives and Special Collections

Collection focus: Royal Newcastle Hospital 1866 onwards; Wallsend Hospital 1890 onwards;
                  Newcastle Benevolent Society 1888 onwards.

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES:

Museum of Human Disease (D L Wilheilm Pathology Museum)

Location:        4th Floor Wallace Wurth Building

Contact:          Museum Manager

Website:         http://hallofhealth.med.unsw.edu.au

Collection focus: Extensive anatomical and pathology collection. Regular exhibitions with a public
                  health focus.

Pathology Electronic Mobile Museum

Location:        Department of Pathology

Contact:         Dr Nicholas Hawkins, Custodian

Collection focus: Equipment related to department.

Biomedical Library Collection

Location:        Biomedical Library
                 Upper Campus

Contact:         Librarian

Collection focus: Biomedical history.




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UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY:

Director of University Museums: Mr David Ellis is responsible for the Macleay & Nicholson
                                Museums and for the University Art Collection.

Medical Humanities Unit

Location:         Stairwell Gallery
                  Department of Infectious Diseases
                  Blackburn Building DO6

Contact:          Prof. Y. Cossart

Collection focus: Medical History.

Wilson Museum of Anatomy

Location:         Department of Anatomy and Histology

Contact:          Prof J Stone

Collection focus: Related to department.

Anatomy Museum

Location:         Department of Anatomy

Contact:          Mr Ken Parsons, Curator

Collection focus: Anatomical specimens.

Dental Museum (United Dental Hospital Collection)

Location:         Faculty of Dentistry C12

Contact:          Prof. John E Highfield, Curator historical collection.

Collection focus: Dental history, historical records, equipment and instruments.

Histology & Embryology Collection

Location:         Department of Histology

Contact:          Mr R Arnold, Custodian

Collection focus: Collection related to department.




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Macleay Museum

Location:         Gosper Lane

Contact:          Mr Julian Holland, Curator

Phone:            02 9351 2274

Email:            macleay@macleay.usyd.edu.au

                  www.usyd.edu.au/su/macleay/welcome.htm

Collection focus: Macleay family natural history and ethnographic collections augmented with historic
                  photographs and historic scientific instruments including medical and pharmaceutical
                  items.

Museum of Pathology

Location:         5th Floor Blackburn Building DO6

Contact:          Curator

Collection focus: Pathology collection.

Nicholson Museum

Location:         Science Road

Contact:          Mr. Ted Robinson, Assistant Curator

Collection focus: Includes health and medicine items.

Nursing Research & History Centre

Location:         Faculty of Nursing MO6
                  Mallett Street

Contact:          Ms Gloria Patterson, Prof. RL Russell AO

Collection Focus: Nursing Memorabilia, Educational material, ephemera relating to nursing.

Pharmacy Building

Location:         Department of Pharmacy

Collection focus: Display of antique apothecary jars on display in the main corridor.

Psychology Museum

Location:         Department of Psychology

Contact:          Ms Alison Turtle, Custodian

Collection focus: Collection related to department.




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Shellshear Museum of Physical Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy

Location:        Department of Anatomy and Histology F13

Contact:         Dr Denise Donlan, Custodian

Collection focus: Anatomical collection.

UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA

Heritage Collection

Location:        School of Nursing
                 Building 12
                 Canberra ACT

Contact:         Ms. Jenny Owen

Collection focus: Nursing memorabilia.




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SECTION 5.
                           Australian Capital Territory

Australian Veterinary Association Historical Collection

Location:         Australian Veterinary Association
                  7 Phipps Place
                  Deakin ACT

Contact:          Dr Robert I. Taylor

Collection focus: Veterinary instruments, historical veterinary books, memorabilia, army items and
                  photographs.

Australian War Memorial

Location:         Treloar Crescent
                  Campbell ACT

Collection focus: Military history, medical and nursing practice in wartime, diaries and letters of
                  individual nurses and doctors.

Canberra Hospital Culture and Heritage Committee

Location:         The Canberra Hospital
                  Yamba Drive
                  Garran ACT

Contact:          Ms Faye Maron, Hon.Curator

Collection focus: Material relating to the history of the now demolished Royal Canberra Hospital. A
                  mixed collection that includes nurses’ uniforms, instruments, equipment, furniture,
                  teaching material and medications.

Commonwealth Pathology Collection

Location:         Villawood NSW (in storage)

Contact:          National Archives of Australia
                  Canberra ACT 2600

Collection focus: Pathology collection 1926-1986.

National Museum of Australia

Location:         Lady Denman Drive
                  Canberra ACT

Contact:          Curator
Collection focus: National collection that includes health and medicine items relating to both
                  mainstream and aboriginal health practices.




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BIBLIOGRAPHY, SELECTED REFERENCES
Australia Committee of ICOMOS (1997) The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS
Charter on caring for places of cultural significance. Australia ICOMOS: Kingston, ACT.


Cultural Ministers Council (1995) National Conservation and Preservation Policy for
Movable and Cultural Heritage. Department of Communications and the Arts: Canberra,
ACT.


Department Veterans Affairs (2001) Caring for your wartime memorabilia: a guide to
preserving your family’s heritage items. Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra, ACT.


Heritage Collections Council (1999) reCollections: Caring for collections across
Australia: Canberra, ACT. Consisting of:
        •   Caring for cultural material 1 and 2
        •   Damage and Decay
        •   Managing Collections
        •   Managing People
        •   Handling, Transportation, Storage and Display
        •   Glossary.


Heritage Collections Council (May 2000) Be Prepared: Guidelines for small museums for
writing a disaster preparedness plan. Canberra, ACT.


Heritage Collections Council (2001) A Guide to assessing the significance of cultural
heritage objects and collections. Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts: Canberra, ACT.


Hicks Megan (April 2002) Identifying Medical Objects in Museum Collections. Museums
and Galleries Foundation of NSW, Sydney. (In press)


Museum Methods (2002) A guide for small museums. Museums Australia Inc. Canberra,
ACT.


NSW Department of Public Works (February 1999) NSW Health Heritage Asset Manual,
NSW Department of Public Works: Sydney, NSW.


NSW Heritage Office (1999) An Introduction to the Heritage Amendment Act. NSW
Heritage Office: Sydney, NSW.


NSW Heritage Office (1999) Objects in their place: An introduction to movable heritage.
NSW Heritage Office: Sydney, NSW.


NSW Heritage Office (Autumn 2000) Heritage NSW, Vol 7, No. 2. NSW Heritage Office:
Sydney, NSW.
NSW Heritage Office (February 2000) Movable Heritage Principles: Heritage
Information Series. NSW Heritage Office: Sydney, NSW.




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NSW Heritage Office (undated) A Guide to the Heritage Systems: Heritage Information
Series. NSW Heritage Office: Sydney, NSW.


NSW Ministry for the Arts and Local Government and Shires Association (May 2000)
Community Culture and Place: A local government handbook for museums. NSW Arts:
Sydney, NSW.


South East Sydney Area Health Service. (2001) SEH Movable Heritage Policy.
SESAHS, Dolls Point, Sydney.


ORGANIZATIONS AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ADVICE
AND ASSISTANCE.

Australian Museums on Line
Web: www.amol.org.au


Health and Medicine Museums Special Interest Group of Museums Australia Inc.
Hon. Secretary: Ms. Anna Fairclough
PO Box A2339 Sydney South NSW 1235
Website: amol.org.au/hmm


Museum of Human Disease
School of Pathology Wallace Wurth Building University of NSW 2052
Museum manager: Jenny Horder
Phone: 02 9385 1522. Fax: 02 9385 1389.
Email: j.horder@unsw.edu.au


Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW
43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Phone: 02 9358 1760. Fax: 02 9358 1852.
Email: mgfnsw@ozemail.com.au
Web: mgfnsw.org.au/resources


Museums Australia Inc.
National Office PO Box 266 Civic Square ACT 2608
Phone: 02 6208 5044. Fax: 02 6208 5015.
Email: ma@museumsaustralia.org.au
Web: museumsaustralia.org.au/aboutus.htm




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Museums Australia, NSW Branch
President
Email: mansw@ozemail.com.au


National Trust of Australia
Web: www.nationaltrust.org.au


NSW Heritage Office
Movable Heritage Officer:
Phone: 02 9849 9567
Web: www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/index.html


NSW Society of the History of Medicine
President: Dr Judith Godden
            C/- Faculty Nursing
            University of Sydney


Powerhouse Museum
PO Box K346 Haymarket NSW 1239
Curator of Health and Medicine: Megan Hicks
Phone: 02 9217 0254. Fax: 02 9217 0355. Email: meganh@phm.gov.au


Libraries
National Library of Australia. Web: www.nla.gov.au


State Library of NSW. Web: www.slnsw.gov.au


NSW College Nursing. Web: www.nursing.aust.com.au




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