Monthly Archives: June 2013

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The Site and Buildings of New Norfolk

The Proposed Glenorchy Site Dr Macfarlane, the current Superintendent of New Norfolk, thought that overall the New Norfolk site was best and would not recommended its movement closer to Hobart as this would allow greater public intrusion and disturbance of … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

“In 1937 the name of the asylum changed to Lachlan Park Hospital. This was the first time that reference to an asylum, insanity or mental disease was removed from the name of the institution. It had previously been known as … Continue reading

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Whats going on here?

A Council notice, applied 15 metres back from The Avenue on a gum tree advises the public that there is an application for planning approval to install storage containers inbetween Frascati House and the Lachlan River. This notice is hard … Continue reading

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Bronte Ward under repair.

John working in the afternoon sun as it streams through the Bronte ward windows. He is applying a coat of paint to the restored frames.     This is what restoration looks like! So many of us have been looking … Continue reading

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Power to the Avenue

Aurora’s activities today in the Avenue are working towards Willow Court having a good supply of electric power along with others in the Avenue, by the photos this is very close to finishing. The last photo shows a new power pole … Continue reading

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Catherine

A card from Willow Court (The Hospital for the Insane) tells of Catherine, her life from admission to death, what happened to Catherine, who was she? It seems strange to only have a card that tells so little for a person. … Continue reading

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The many roles of the Royal Derwent Hospital in the early seventies

  • Acute admission unit (includes the most violent patients from the whole state) • Convalescent unit (all patients requiring more than six weeks in-patient care) • Chronic psychotic rehabilitation unit • Disturbed epileptic holding unit • Elderly psychotic holding … Continue reading

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