Monthly Archives: April 2016

Remembering

Today is a reflective day for many people. Some tell of stories of companionship, struggle and survival and for others, today lays heavy and serves as a reminder of past and current battles. For those that did, or still struggle … Continue reading

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I Go Home

“I Go Home” is a documentary that was premiered last week in the United States and is a fantastic, open and honest expression of the history of institutional care. Although it refers to institutions (state schools) in the United States … Continue reading

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Who closed Willow Court?

A new documentary has been released in the United States called,┬áValuing Lives, Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization. It was the theories and passionate delivery from Wolf Wolfensberger principles of normalisation that closed thousands of institutions around the world … Continue reading

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Christopher Newell Memorial Library

This collection of books and papers, some written by Christopher Newell are now available for public viewing at the TasTAFE Clarence Library. One third of his private Library was donated to TasTAFE some time ago and has been catalogued into … Continue reading

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Heritage Month / Dark Mofo events

Some great opportunities to get out and about at Willow Court and Frascati House in May and June 2016. The maximum cost is $5 for persons over 12 years old. The Friends of Willow Court will be running events at … Continue reading

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1856 Document found in the United Kingdom.

This is a document that gives clear guidance for each of the staff positions at the New Norfolk Lunatic Asylum. Dated 1856 and printed in Tasmania this is a truly rare document that was found in the United Kingdom Archives. … Continue reading

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