Monthly Archives: April 2015

Frascati Open Day 2 May 2015

  A Full program of events of the Heritage Month Celebration can be found by clicking on the hyperlink or on the advertisement. 

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The Asylum from a Patient perspective

Documentary maker Lucy Winer has produced an amazing story of her own history and her journey of discovery when returning back to the Asylum that she once called a temporary home. The following is a review I wrote for Florish … Continue reading

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76 Years Ago Tomorrow

Lachlan Park Management and the Municipal Council are at it again! 76 years ago the long history of the tenuous relationship was again in dispute with Councillor Shoobridge stating “a few home truths were good for the Council” after Dr … Continue reading

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A visit to Mayday Hills Asylum at Beechworth, Victoria

I had a recent visit to Beechworth and to the Mayday Hills Asylum during a holiday and was able to take some photos and connect up with an historian connected with the local Burke Museum. The Asylum started its life … Continue reading

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New book being written.

I read about an ex patient who is starting the journey of recording the stories of those fellow patients who saw life from a different angle than those who cared for them. Dannii Lane was one such patient who spent … Continue reading

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ANZAC DAY

Today we honor the people who served in all Australian Military conflicts and peace keeping missions. We pay special attention to those people who came back home and needed the services of the Hospital.  We thank the previous hospital staff, … Continue reading

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National Disability Abuse Inquiry

A case from this website has helped make up the many stories of abuse of people with disabilities in Western Australia as part of the submissions for the National Disability Abuse Inquiry held this week. Taken from the 1980 Board of … Continue reading

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A sweet story to lead off into Easter

Guess who is very talented? Nadia Lobb who is a volunteer on the Friends of Willow Court Committee brought along a sweet treat to last night’s meeting. No ordinary slice, each one was hand painted with an image of Willow Court’s Barracks Building and just … Continue reading

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