Wednesday 13th August 1919
A captivating photograph.
The more you look, the more you see.
This ball, to celebrate the end of World War 1, was held in the Recreation Hall of Morisset Hospital. For many years the Recreation Hall was the hub of social activity at Morisset Hospital. The hall itself has changed very little over the years. It even has a stage that slopes from back to front for easier viewing of the stage activities.
Sadly the Recreation Hall is infrequently used, if at all, nowadays.
The 'Menu' card from the Victory Ball
Inside the card -
Menu is Ham and Corned Beef sandwiches, Charlotte Russe, Charlotte Francoise, Trifles, Orange Gateau, Pineapple Gateau, Fruit Gateau, Custards, Wine Jelly, Tipsy Cake, High Meringues, Fruit Salad, French Pastry, Preserved Fruit, Cakes, Fruits in Season, Cordials, Tea and Coffee.
The KING - Chairman Mr.G.R.Edward
The ALLIES - " " "
The A.I.F. Mr. F.C. Cane
Mr. S. Bower to Respond
Right - Fancy dress party – early 1930’s Pirate Ship was the hospital mortuary cart.
Right - Patients & staff in fancy dress. circa 1920
Below - Sporting picnic luncheon of Recreation Hall verandah. Mid 1930’s
Above - Sportsmen of Morisset Hospital. Note palm trees & historic lantern in background. Palm trees are still in situ in 2006.
Right - Picnic day on the hospital launch. Early 1930’s
Left - Men’s cricket team. Early 1930’s
Below - Lady bowlers. 1950’s. Morisset Hospital Bowling Club still exists.
Below - Ladies tennis.
Right - Even the ladies were playing cricket in the early 1930’s.
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