Monthly Archives: January 2014

State election news early report

Willow Court has many friends that are fighting to be elected at the next Tasmanian state election. Yesterday the Chairwoman of the Friends of Willow Court Special Committee, Mrs Anne Salt has appeared on the ABC news as a representative for the National Party in … Continue reading

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Tasmania Library and TasTAFE referring people to this site!

A couple of weeks ago I visited the State Library to source some information about Willow Court/Royal Derwent Hospital and was delighted to find that they referred me to this website(Willow Court Advocacy Group). They said it was a great … Continue reading

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Lachlan Park Hospital circa 1960

Lachlan Park Hospital circa 1950-60?. This footage shows the Barracks from the front and rear enclosed yard, H Ward and I Ward, the old clock tower and accommodation rooms on the west side of the hospital including the old metal … Continue reading

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Ree Pettifer’s report of Willow Court Centre

In September 1989 Ree Pettifer released her report and final recommendation to The Hon. J. Jackson, Minister for Community Services. As the Minister for Health and Human Services from 1998 to 2002, Judy was instrumental in deinstitutionalising of mental health … Continue reading

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Many mixed memories

Had a wonderful day at New Norfolk last weekend, lots to visit and see. We had lunch at the Patchwork Café (Therapeutic Centre/School house) and I would recommend it. For those that don’t know the area as well, this is in … Continue reading

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Media coverage for the opening of Willow Court?

The Derwent Valley Council is about to open the restored Willow Court heritage precinct late February or early March, so how are they going to get the word out to the Tasmanian community and the tourists that it hopes to … Continue reading

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