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Troubled Asylum For Sale (NOW SOLD)

This copy has now been sold.   We have too many copies! For sale, a second edition copy of “Troubled Asylum” by author Ralph Gowlland. This second edition, soft cover edition was published in 1996. This version contains an extra forward … Continue reading

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Bed styles at Willow Court

From the early 1830’s patients and beds go hand in hand at the hospital over the 174 years of operation and the styles have changed over that time.  In the 1830s, due to a critical shortage of beds, the District … Continue reading

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Return to the Community

This book isn’t that rare, but the stamp, “WILLOW COURT PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION” on the front cover makes it rare. RETURN TO THE COMMUNITY, THE PROCESS OF CLOSING AN INSTITUTION was a published book from a case study on … Continue reading

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New document released

A couple of months ago I received a beautiful copy of Troubled Asylum to be sold on behalf of a friend. I receive, what I would consider the best copy I have yet seen and inside found a four page … Continue reading

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Looking for a “Dirty Weekend” of PD?

Willow Court, Dirty Weekend Facebook Page Getting ready for 2018 at Willow Court means a new Archaeology Dig. As part of that there is a professional development event for teachers who wish to get down and dirty onsite at a … Continue reading

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Lachlan Park Hospital circa 1960.

Lachlan Park Hospital circa 1950-60. This footage shows the Barracks from the rear enclosed yard which was demolished in the early 1960’s, H Ward and I Ward which were both female Wards, the old clock tower and accommodation rooms on … Continue reading

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Friends groups after same thing

A passion, willing to put in loads of volunteer work, learn new skills, travel, gain certificates, fund raise and bend the ear of the Local, State and Federal Politicians. If this sounds like the thing you wish to do after a … Continue reading

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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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