Monthly Archives: July 2013

Restoration Gauge

Well, restoration has started so we thought we would measure the restoration and prompt restorers and decision makers about the Social History that also needs to be restored and protected. While it is fantastic to have the physical history started we … Continue reading

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News Release

WILLOW COURT BARRACKS PRECINCT RENEWAL WORKS July 2013 Media Release “Restoration work on Willow Court will be moving to a higher and more exciting level over the next few months ”Chairman of the Derwent Valley Councils Willow Court Conservation Special … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to us

We are 1 (one) year old today! We started on the 25th July 2012 with this website which offered a balanced view of Willow Court, Royal Derwent Hospital and the restoration process. We want to include the people history of the heritage … Continue reading

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A bit of TLC to the Oval Precinct

*Four new pictures 23/7/13* A bit of tender love and care shown to the wards on the oval precinct have clearly shown benefits. Now in private hands the Wards all were in a state of disrepair and poorly managed by … Continue reading

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New Photos by Paul Wellings

  I have been talking to Paul Wellings and looking at his photo collection on his Flickr account and he has given me permission to share these with you. Paul has a great eye for composure and has captured the … Continue reading

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New revamped education tab

We have revamped the education tab now for easier student and teacher access, lesson plans, handouts. student resources and films all add to the education that Willow Court and it’s history can provide to people who are studying in the community services, … Continue reading

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New look articles page

If you have any documents that would interest our members and you would like to share them please send us a message through the “contact us” tab Click Here . Here is the new look page with links to articles, reports, … Continue reading

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Alan Pearson and Lew Rice

Alan Pearson who was the Chairman of the RDH Board for many years until closure of the site in 2001, and Lew Rice, well known former employee of RDH and talented saxophone player have passed away. Lew Rice died on … Continue reading

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Museum tells story of mental health

“Our goal is to tell the story of the people who lived and worked in the hospital,” Dysart said during a tour of the museum. “And, also, to raise the issues of mental illness. There is no one in the … Continue reading

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Willow Court Media Release

The Derwent Valley Council has put a media release up on their website well after the community already knew about it nearly two weeks earlier. It would appear that the Council is better at leaking news and not taking the … Continue reading

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