Beechworth (Mayday Hills) Lunatic Asylum, Beechworth, Victoria

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Images of the hauntingly beautiful Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum
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Furnace Room, Women's Ward, 24th April, 2015.

Furnace Room, Women's Ward, 24th April, 2015.

Beechworth was chosen as a location for an asylum because it was believed its high altitude would  help cleanse patients of their illness. (Burke Museum

Beechworth was chosen as a location for an asylum because it was believed its high altitude would help cleanse patients of their illness. (Burke Museum

Early publicity photo promoting Mayday Hills. (Burke Musuem Beechworth)

Early publicity photo promoting Mayday Hills. (Burke Musuem Beechworth)

Peephole - Brass with White Paint, Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, 1867-1995

Peephole - Brass with White Paint, Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, 1867-1995

China Bowl - Lunatic Asylum Victoria, circa 1900

China Bowl - Lunatic Asylum Victoria, circa 1900

Photograph - Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Framed, circa 1960s

Photograph - Mayday Hills, Beechworth, Framed, circa 1960s

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