Monthly Archives: May 2012

Great news for Willow Court

Great news for Willow Court…. the Derwent Valley Council has today been advised that they have been successful in receiving a $300000 grant that they will match dollar for dollar.  The grant is for installation of power, security, toilets and … Continue reading

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Cassy O’CONNOR MP Inaugural speech

Cassy O’CONNOR MP Inaugural speech Policies implemented by previous Tasmanian governments ensured the miserable incarceration of mentally ill, physically and intellectually disabled children in Willow Court, also known as the Royal Derwent, until the New Norfolk institution’s closure in 2000.  … Continue reading

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Audio Tour of Willow Court (part 1)

This is an Audio Tour approx 60 min long, part two available on request. http://soundcloud.com/tassiemouse/willow-court-tasmania-part-1/s-I1iws Willow Court Tasmania part 1 soundcloud.com

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Boy Charged after fire, F Ward Gone Forever.

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/05/12/327351_tasmania-news.html Boy charged on Willow Court fire Tasmania News – The Mercury – The Voice of Tasmania www.themercury.com.au Boy charged on Willow Court fire A YOUTH was arrested yesterday as police investigated a fire that destroyed a heritage building in … Continue reading

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A tour should be part of everyone’s employment/training

Judy Broadhurst A tour should be part of everyone’s employment/training. Can’t move forward unless you know where you have come from…. We couldn’t agree more and have been doing so for some time, There also needs to be an industry … Continue reading

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Open Day Report

The site of conscience advocacy group were well represented at today’s open day at Willow Court, we had part of the display we set up forthe students studying Community and Disability Services with audio and lighting. There was a count … Continue reading

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Mayor Martyn Evans, Minister for Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman and Committee Head David Llewellyn announce funding

Mayor Martyn Evans, Minister for Parks and Heritage,  Brian Wightman and Committee Head David Llewellyn announce $750,000 funding  ‎9.25 million more needed, but more importantly a site of conscience framework in place is what is needed. Mark

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“Behind The Walls”

Where to find us tomorrow: We are setting up our educational display “Behind The Walls” in Allonah. Here is the wording on the pamphlet I am printing tonight. BEHIND THE WALLS Welcome to this exhibition. Please read before entering. This … Continue reading

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