C1878

Alfred Hospital.

Rare vintage photograph by Charles Nettleton (1826-1902) of the Alfred Melbourne Hospital (50 Commercial Road, Melbourne). Founded in 1871, The Alfred is the oldest Melbourne hospital that is operating on its original site. The hospital was built in honour of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Alfred Hospital.

Date:

C1878

Condition:

Laid on card as issued, with spotting and some small areas of staining.

Technique:

Albumen photograph

Paper Size: 

292mm 
x 242mm
AUTHENTICITY
Alfred Hospital. - Antique Photograph from 1878

Genuine antique
dated:

1878

Description:

Rare vintage photograph by Charles Nettleton (1826-1902) of the Alfred Melbourne Hospital (50 Commercial Road, Melbourne). Founded in 1871, The Alfred is the oldest Melbourne hospital that is operating on its original site. The hospital was built in honour of His Royal Highness, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, who survived an assassination attempt in 1868 while visiting Australia. The people of Melbourne were so thankful for the safety of the Prince that they established a fund to build a hospital in his name.

State Library Victoria: Accession no: H141445

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Charles Nettleton (1826 - 1902)

Nettleton was a colonial photographer, arrived in Victoria in 1854 and joined the studio of T. Duryea and Alexander McDonald and specialised in outdoor work. He became special photographer for the government and the Melbourne Corporation and is credited with having photographed the first Australian steam train when the private Melbourne-Sandridge (Port Melbourne) line was opened on 12 September 1854. Nettleton systematically recorded Melbourne's growth from a small town to a metropolis. Every major public work was photographed including the water and sewerage system, bridges and viaducts, roads, wharves, diversion of the River Yarra and construction of the Botanical Gardens.

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