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Hose down after bush holiday, East Arm Leprosarium

Title : Hose down after bush holiday, East Arm Leprosarium
Accession ID : P2005.132


Document type: Nursing Museum Photograph
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Item Name Hose down after bush holiday, East Arm Leprosarium
Description East Arm Leprosarium 1961. Off with the first layer! Sister Patsy Ryan and assistant cleaning up after the bush holiday for children Territory style. This photograph is one of a series [P118 to P 144] of black and white photographs of Sisters of the order of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart dated from 1955 to mid-1970s in various missions [Bathurst and Melville Islands, East Arm Settlement, Port Keats, Daly River]. This photograph shows Sister Patsy Ryan [olsh] and an assistant cleaning children up on return from bush holiday in Territory style – off with the first layer of dirt with a hose. It is dated 1961. Bush holiday was the agreed time with mission people [the Church] to go bush and was annually mid-year between school terms/semesters and was also usually the agreed time for ceremony. It is dated 1961 and the nun’s habit is shown prior to modernisation post-Second Vatican Council. The photograph is actually a copy of an original and is in good condition with one brown spot only on the back. This series of photographs is historical significant as part of the story of provision of health services at mission settlements in the NT.
Materials Black and white photograph, copy
Item Dates 1961
Source or Donor Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Provenance Notes Part of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 1991 donation.
 
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