38 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

“The most important relic of veterinary science in Australia, being the first veterinary training college opened to students by W T Kendall in 1888, in connection with the veterinary hospital which he had established a year or two earlier, specialising in horses and dogs. The institution continued as a private college until taken over by Melbourne University in 1908, and as a veterinary clinic and hospital until 1920 when it moved next door. The interior (when last accessible) was substantially intact with its timber-framed basilican cross-section with clerestory lighting, the forges and farrier’s equipment remained in place at the rear. The facade is also intact with its signwriting in relief (partly obscured by boards) and horse’s head over the entrance .” (National Trust Database)

National Trust Database – circa early 1970s?
Image held by Fitzroy Library. 1978

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