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Constance Stone Lane

Constance Stone Lane leads north from Lonsdale Street to Artemis Lane in the QV shopping complex. The complex was built on the site of Melbourne's first hospital, and Constance Stone Lane leads past a pavilion of the former Queen Victoria Hospital, which is now used as a Women's Centre. The lane was named for the first registered female doctor in Melbourne. Constance Stone, Vida Goldstein and Annette Bear-Crawford battled indifference to women's health issues during the 1890s and created the Shilling appeal to pay for the women's hospital.

Edwina Byrne

Minister for Women's Affairs, Media Release: 'Queen Victoria Centre honours its origins', State Government of Victoria, 10 December 2004, http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/domino/Web_Notes/newmedia.nsf/b0222c68d27626e2ca256c8c001a3d2d/c5e0f44f12563f14ca256f68007dd52c!OpenDocument. Details