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c. 1960

Red woollen waist length cape with tabs on shoulders, blue cotton lining and no collar. It has a felt and embroidered 'RPH Servio' badge handstitched on the right hand breast, and a blue cotton tab at the neck for hanging. There is a metal hook and eye to close at the neckline. A small off-white cotton tape tab on the inside of the right hand opening has stamped size number '10'.
The cape is worn at the neckline where the lining meets the main fabric, revealing reinforcing tape.
Faint lettering beneath the tab at the neckline reads 'G. Pickhart'.

Historical information

The cape was part of a nurse's uniform at Royal Perth Hospital from the 1950s to1970s. Capes were phased out in the 1980s.



Registration number
Item type
c. 1960
Statement of significance

Historical significance. Representative of capes worn by nurses at Royal Perth Hospital c1960.

Public Location
Room 2109
Royal Perth Hospital Museum

Royal Perth Hospital Museum

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