Tag Archives: Lachlan Park Hospital

New map shows all the land managed by the hospital

Click image above to open as PDF. This 1988 colour coded map, shows how much land was owned and operated by the hospital. 333.6ha of land was managed by the administrators of the hospital, some land was farmed and the … Continue reading

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1947 Position Descriptions book

A wonderful read, especially the farm trade workers position description for 1947, the milkman not only had to deliver the fresh milk to the wards and kitchen, he was also responsible for milking the cows, only after cleaning their udders. … Continue reading

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Oral History recording

Last Saturday a group from the Friends of Willow Court and one member of the Willow Court History Group went for a day training session at the Glenorchy Linc. The training was provided by “Oral History Tasmania” who have a … Continue reading

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ECT Machines and electricity treatments

Electro Convulsive Therapy ECT is a practice which has a long history at Willow Court and throughout Mental Health Services for many years. It’s use has been therapeutically beneficial for many patients and contriversial for others. The use of electricity … Continue reading

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Latest News

There have been a few things happening at Willow Court. Firstly this is a notice on the gates of the Council owned section informing the public of an application for the return of the Archaeology Student from Flinders University and … Continue reading

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Your Invite

This is your invite to an open conversation with two Tasmanian Leaders in the Mental Health and Disability industries. This free event will bring John Langford AM from Queensland to join in with David Kearney in what will be an … Continue reading

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John Langford

This 2016 interview with John Langford AM explores John’s experiences working at Lachlan Park Hospital/Royal Derwent Hospital located in New Norfolk Tasmania from 1962 through the seventies when he set up community based support organisations in the psycho-social model, a … Continue reading

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New Rare Document

Early Training Report The language used in this report may not be considered appropriate today. Thanks to Michelle Eastwood transcription services we have an easier to read version of a hand written report I received  a year ago. This is … Continue reading

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John Langford

Last week I had the pleasure of filming an interview with John Langford OA who worked at Lachlan Park Hospital in the early 1960’s. John went to the UK to study in 1966 -70 and returned to the Royal Derwent … Continue reading

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Damage continues at Willow Court

Students of Flinders University have been able to capture the continuing vandalism of Willow Court. While the Barracks and Bronte remain low risk and clear of the damage that previously plagued the site, the same can not be said of … Continue reading

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