Monthly Archives: July 2017

Asbestos photos

The location of the asbestos dump site was photographed in a 1996 report and was the result of a massive job to remove as much asbestos from the wards on both sides of the Lachlan River. The exact where about … Continue reading

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Defiant Lives

Great news for people interested in the Disability Rights Movement in Tasmania. If there is enough people committed to buying a ticket the Documentary “Defiant Lives” will screen in Tasmania at the State Cinema in North Hobart. All companion card … Continue reading

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Leenowwenne people occupied site before Barracks

The Leenowwenne people were one of five Aboriginal tribes in the Big River district and lived on the lands that New Norfolk is currently sited. The Barracks replaced the older wooden structures that housed invalid convicts and most of the … Continue reading

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Vandalism, the ongoing story

This 1996 report assesses the the Oval Wards, D, E, F and G for their ongoing vandalism. It was described as minor and not causing too much internal damage, however compared to today’s damage the Oval Wards are so bad … Continue reading

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Full Campus Map

Full Campus Map This is a full Royal Derwent Hospital campus map which includes the Millbrook Rise component which became part of the hospital in 1968 and is the only remaining open section still providing mental health care services to … Continue reading

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Build Heritage call for action, unheard

The Friends of Willow Court took part in the Legislative Council Inquiry into Built Heritage Tourism in Tasmania in 2015.  “because we want the tourism potential of Willow Court realized” and believed “Our concern is that while the ownership and management … Continue reading

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Troubled Asylum and letter

This first edition, signed copy of Troubled Asylum was delivered today and already has a buyer. That buyer had lost their own copy which was purchased while working at the Hospital and this one will be a welcome replacement. This … Continue reading

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Heritage listing still waiting

The Heritage listing for Frascati House and The Barracks Heritage Precinct initiated by the then former Federal Member for Lions, Eric Hutchinson in 2015 is still on hold until the September meeting of the Australian Heritage Council. It is now … Continue reading

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