Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
WCHN History and Heritage Exhibitions and Projects

WCHN History

WCHN History and Heritage Exhibitions and Projects

The WCHN History and Heritage Group works on a number of projects to explore and interpret the Network’s history, and share it with others. The Group researches and curates exhibitions and displays around the Hospital site about the WCHN's history, using objects and archival material from the History and Heritage Collection. Members of the group also write occasional articles about historical artefacts or the stories behind the displays, and sometimes collect relevant oral histories.

The Group currently focuses on producing history displays in two main areas of the North Adelaide campus of the Hospital:

  • The History Box
  • The Yellow Heart Gallery.

The History Box

This is a small glass display cabinet located just inside the northern entrance of the Samuel Way Building at the ground level.

History Box displays 2018

PDF iconNAIDOC Week 2018 – ‘Because of her, we can’  (985kb)

The Yellow Heart Gallery

Located on Level 1 of Zone F near the Parent Education area, The Yellow Heart Gallery was opened in May 2018 as a new addition to the four existing galleries around the Hospital run by the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.

It provides a platform to share the WCHN History and Heritage Collection with the Hospital community and explore the significant people and events that shaped the Hospital today.

The Yellow Heart Gallery's inaugural exhibition (May-July 2018) was Forgotten Murals of the Adelaide Children's Hospital (see below).  

For more information about the Gallery and find out about the latest exhibition, go to:

Link iconYellow Heart Gallery  (Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation web site)

Yellow Heart Gallery exhibitions 2018

PDF iconForgotten murals of the Adelaide Children's Hospital (May–July 2018)

PDF iconDevoted to care: our nurses in World War One (Sept–Nov 2018)

Yellow Heart Gallery exhibitions 2019

PDF iconGreatest hits (Dec 2018–Feb 2019)

PDF iconEvery penny: a history of our early fundraising (Feb–April 2019)

PDF iconDefying gender divides: trailblazers of the Women's and Children's Hospital 
       (May–July 2019)

PDF iconBreath lab (Nov 2019–Feb 2020)

A blooming career (Feb 2020–April 2020)
This exhibition focuses on the mycology career of Geraldine Kaminski, O.A.M, at the former Adelaide Children's Hospital. Geraldine Kaminski was as famed for her fabulous personality as her scientific prowess. To find out more, read the story written by her niece Anne Monk: PDF iconGerry: the personal behind the professional (385kb).

last modified: 30 Jan 2020