Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ward 10

Ward 10 was a high secure ward that was surrounded by a Ha Ha wall and was home for people with florid psychosis.

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Disturbing mockery

This disturbing portrayal of people living with disabilities and\or mental health issues is on display at the Western Australian Royal Show. Advertised as “entertainment” this is a disgusting image that lacks the basic respect and sensitivity toward anyone who has … Continue reading

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Open day postponed due to unfinished building works

  The open day which was announced by the Willow Court Conservation Committee and the Derwent Valley Council and planning meetings have been underway has been postponed. The DVC has produced no advertising material despite asking people to prepare and … Continue reading

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Derwent Valley Council gag order proposed.

  An interesting agenda item is on the Derwent Valley Councils agenda for tonight’s meeting and deserves a bit of public scrutiny. The item of concern is under the heading 1.4 Powers and functions of the special committee (page 15) … Continue reading

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Royal Derwent Hospital Church, new life

Over on the east side of the Lachlan River is what is left of the once proud Royal Derwent Hospital, lots of open ground and a few buildings, some in disrepair and others partly demolished. One of the only buildings … Continue reading

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Pipes head underground

Recent water pipes installed by the new TasWater authority along the Avenue have caused some concern on this site when the ugly above ground pipe started appearing in and around the Heritage area of Willow Court. Even the Derwent Valley, … Continue reading

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Conservation of the WiIllow Court fence continues

A working bee by the Friends of Willow Court Committee, yesterday applied a second coat of special heritage approved paint and a first coat of a sandstone coloured finish to the concrete wall below the fence at the town entrance … Continue reading

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The case of the missing gate

Yesterday it was noticed that one of the gates to the avenue was missing and questions were asked to find where it had gone. After a short investigation it was found out that they had been removed for repair after … Continue reading

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The Kettering Incident

Busy times in Willow Court and around New Norfolk today with the filming of The Kettering Incident. There are plans to film in the Willow Court Hotel and the Morgue. Today the crew filmed at Sorell Creek  below and blocked … Continue reading

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Mayor protecting the Derwent Valley Image

It is great to see the Mayor standing up for the image of New Norfolk and it’s people with this article from the Derwent Valley Gazette, we hope that this fastidious mind set will continue with the previous residents and … Continue reading

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