Anne McKinstray Audio Tour.


029This is an audio tour through  Glenora, Esperance and Derwent Wards around the oval precinct with Anne McKinstray who worked at Willow Court for 9 years and who talks about the working conditions, people and the community. It has been broken into small sections each under the individual title, it is interesting, amusing, sad and powerful. Anne now serves on the Conservation Special Committee chaired by David Llewellyn, they are charged with the responsibility of restoring the site. She also worked at Kew in Victoria and is able to offer a comparison. Also with Anne are Mark Krause TasTAFE, Dr. Caroline Evans and Sarah Green Find and Connect.
Introduction and opening the gates. This was the last tour before to sight closed for pubic access.


Click to read a transcript of the Anne McKinstray Audio Tour PDF

*NEW* all these podcasts have been transcribed by request for the hearing impaired. I wish to thank  Michelle Eastwood who volunteered her time and talents in such a professional manner. The speed, accuracy and your understanding has been fantastic. Thank you.

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Entering Glenora Ward and Meal Times

Bath time

Day rooms and small statue

Boat person and the state of how it is

Holidays and an old man’s story

Personal spending money

New Norfolk Group Homes

Carpet City

Restrains and conditioning

Esperance Ward

Straw and pillows

Bread with extras

Walk to the Barracks


Oval section

Oval section