Red corduroy pinafore worn by young female patients at St Nicholas Hospital, a hospital for children with intellectual disabilities, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980. It was manufactured by Branch Central Clothing and designed by Elsie Storr. Some of the needle work mending on the dress may have been undertaken as part of an occupational therapy program.

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Red corduroy pinafore.


Example of clothing worn by children in a Victorian mental health hospital incorporating intellectual disability. Also an example of some occupational therapy undertaken by patients.

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