Coach wheel bed : ANZAC Hostel Brighton
ID numberREL27665
Collection typeHeraldry
TitleCoach wheel bed : ANZAC Hostel Brighton
Object typePersonal Equipment
Date madec 1914-1920
Physical descriptionIron
DescriptionWhite painted iron coach wheel bed. This bed has two spoked coach wheels and a detachable bed end at the foot (about 800 mm x 800 mm). A detachable curved grab handle rises behind the bed head and curves over the bed at right angles. A handle hangs from it. The detachable 'steering pole', which is attached to the foot end, can be held by the bed's occupant to steer it while it is pushed from behind.
SummaryThis bed belonged to the ANZAC Hostel Brighton, Victoria. It is believed that this bed was occupied by Mr Albert (Wardie) Ward, a World War One veteran, for 43 years. It was displayed on 5 July 1969, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the admission of the first two patients to ANZAC Hostel on 5 July 1919.