Monthly Archives: September 2013

ABC News Report

Volunteers restoring historic garden A group of Tasmanians is starting to transform the grounds of one of the state’s most historic houses, at Willow Court in New Norfolk. Click below to watch News report

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Updated restoration report

Tonight’s annual general meeting of the Friends of Willow Court Special Committee had special guest, Mr Brett Noble who gave us an update on works at Willow Court. The development application plan will be submitted to Heritage Tasmania and will … Continue reading

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WILLOW COURT ASYLUM COMPLEX COLLECTION and DE-ACCESSIONING POLICY

The Derwent Valley Council policy about the collection and de-accessioning of Willow Court artefacts has been released. COLLECTION POLICY DE-ACCESSIONING POLICY There has been a lot of activity about artefacts that people have acquired when the Willow Court/ Royal Derwent Hospital … Continue reading

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No voice for previous patients from Mayor Martyn Evans

A conversation yesterday morning with a member of our team confirmed that the Derwent Valley Council, Mayor Martyn Evans will not be representing the ex-patients like Chas Canden when meeting with Premier Lara Giddings on October 2nd. In this divisive community move … Continue reading

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“Walking Through Time” walking trail at New Norfolk

Tomorrow the Derwent Valley Council will open the “Walking Through Time” walking trail at Tynwald Park New Norfolk at 2 pm. “Follow the “Walking Through Time trail to discover the fascinating history of New Norfolk” with interpretation panels located around New … Continue reading

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Mayor to meet with Lara Giddings over “Apology”

The Mayor of the Derwent Valley Council will meet with the Premier of Tasmania on October 2nd to further discuss the proposed apology to the previous Residents of Willow Court according to the September agenda of the Derwent Valley Council. The … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s dedicated Willow Court website

Today, Tasmania’s dedicated Willow Court website ticked over 160,000 hits which means the message of Willow Court is getting out. This is great news for those that are Willow Court supporters.  

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David Llewellyn is getting the word out

David Llewellyn is getting the word out into the broader Tasmanian community about the restoration efforts with Leon Compton on ABC local radio last Thursday 12.09.13. Although nothing was revealed as ”new” news, David again referred to the site as … Continue reading

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Eric Hutchinson

Today I wrote to the Member (elect) for Lyons Mr Eric Hutchinson to talk about Willow Court and his support level for the restoration both physical and social of the site. He has also been invited to tour the site with … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting AGM

The AGM of the Friends of Willow Court Special Committee will be on Thursday 26 September, 7 pm at the Community House. Brett Noble, the Project Officer for the restoration of the site  will be the guest speaker.

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