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Patchwork Cafe

A long history has been had for the demountable building that we know today as the Patchwork Cafe in the privately owned section of the hospital grounds at New Norfolk. In the documentary that recorded the last six months (Six … Continue reading

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Memories

Last week was a tremendously powerful week for evoking memories and reflection with “Remembrance Day” activities being broadcast on the television and ceremonies being held in our community. It was also a week that I found out that a number … Continue reading

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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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APIU, DVC may approve tour of “Satan’s House”!

Last night the Derwent Valley Council (DVC) discussed a proposal for the (APIU) Australian Paranormal Investigation Unit (collection of friends) to conduct After Dark Tours (Paranormal Tours) of Frascati House. Previously the Group have referred to the house as Satan’s … 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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