Monthly Archives: November 2015

Troubled Asylum sold $285

Today a Launceston second hand book shop, “Just Tassie Books” advertised a copy of Ralph W Gowlland’s “Troubled Asylum” on their facebook page. This first edition copy, in good condition without the Author’s signature sold in a matter of hours … Continue reading

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Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall and conserved at Willow Court, as the restoration/conservation joint project makes a start. Anne Salt the current Chairperson of the Friends of Willow Court is pictured below chipping all the bricks out then applying mortar … Continue reading

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Call for “Public Comment” on Heritage listing

The Australian Heritage Council have called for public comments on the assessment of Willow Court Barracks Precinct and Frascati House for the National Heritage List. Derwent Valley Council have an agenda item for yesterday’s meeting to discuss the formation of … Continue reading

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White Flower Memorial

  “Every day from October 27 until November 25, 2015, White Flower Memorial will remember a person or people with a disability.” This is the call from a Facebook site that has called on the community to stop violence against … Continue reading

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Willow Court wall restoration project

A joint project between the Friends of Willow Court/Derwent Valley Council and the Members of the Tidy Towns Committee is about to embark on a major project to conserve the original walls around Willow Court. These walls once were lime … Continue reading

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Lost opportunity?

Today I conducted a tour for a group of people through the Willow Court area. We started at the edge of the supermarket which once was the oval, the large supporting wall behind the building is still intact and stands … Continue reading

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The bells are ringing

Recently donated doorbell. More and more articles, stories and artifacts are finding their way back to Willow Court. The most recent is this doorbell, which was located on Carlton House or C Ward. The person who supplied this prefered to … Continue reading

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Announcement: Willow Court Restoration Complete (stage 1)

New Norfolk News has reported that Willow Court Historic Precinct (stage 1) conservation work has now been complete. It was believed that Reporter and Councilor Damian Bester attended the Lyons Community Breakfast and has reported the words of Eric Hutchinson MP … Continue reading

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Tasmania’s Eugenics History.

The Mental Deficiency Bill 1920 is a report from the select committee which was appointed on the 22nd September 1920 to consider and report upon the Bill. This 8 double page document looks at Tasmania’s 1920 Bill and supplies evidence and … Continue reading

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