Monthly Archives: May 2015

Leaving gifts.

What to do with so many “unbreakable” glass window panes? Make them into leaving gifts! I saw this today at a friend’s house, her father, a highly respected advocate for people living with a disability both at Willow Court and … Continue reading

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Archaeology tells a story

“From the site of London’s notorious Bedlam Hospital, they are the long-buried remains of many asylum patients once subjected to the cruel and brutal treatments that characterised our early understanding of mental health”  This article came to me at the … Continue reading

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Call for Expressions of interest.

26 May 2015 Special Council Meeting Closed Derwent Valley Council meeting on the 26th May to discuss the selling or leasing of Willow Court and expression of interest documents. It is expected that the Expression of interest will take up … Continue reading

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Self taught psychologist at Millbrook Rise.

Here are two letters in correspondence about the proposed appointment of Cpl. Heaney to the staff at Millbrook Rise Hospital in 1943. While the first letter, dated 14th January, 1943 is respectfully written, the second letter in reply is an interesting … Continue reading

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Last weekends display, Conflict and Consequences.

I just wanted to share with you the background to some of the display Conflict and Consequences and how we (Friends of Willow Court) were able to put it together last weekend. It was easy to get information about wars … Continue reading

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New addition to Willow Court

Somebody is watching! New security is now visible at Willow Court despite people on social media helping others enter the site with their knowledge of security. While many people wish to see the site, the Derwent Valley Council is not … Continue reading

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A big weekend at Willow Court

It has been a big weekend at Willow Court and the place was buzzing today and yesterday with anyone who has a passion for the place. Friday started early for some and was the accumulation of months of research and … Continue reading

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Heritage Month Activities at Willow Court

It is on this weekend!!! The opening was on tonight and a Friends of Willow Court Member, Mr Tony Nicholson introduces Her Excellency The Governor of Tasmania Professor Kate Warner. Here is a sneak peek at the activities from the … Continue reading

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DVC host Minister

Today the Derwent Valley Council played host to the current Liberal Government and from reports, each Minister was tackled about current issues facing the Derwent Valley. Among those issues and high on the agenda was Willow Court. The Minister, Matthew … Continue reading

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A special Mum on Mother’s Day

Here is a special mum that we can read about on Mother’s Day, someone who knew that her rights were clearly being ignored. She was  clearly well educated and knew the power that the Newspaper had in finding answers for … Continue reading

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