Tag Archives: New Norfolk

Entire Site for sale

There are three main owners of the west side of the old Royal Derwent Hospital, known as the Willow Court Training Centre and each owner is currently offering their site, in whole or in part, for sale or lease. This … 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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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 to continue preservation

The Friends of Willow Court announced in partnership with the Derwent Valley Tidy Towns group, that work to preserve the outer perimeter wall at Willow Court will continue. Thanks to some funding from the owners, the Derwent Valley Council the … 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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Retired Historian, Peter MacFie to lead Fiddle Excursion

(c) Copyright 2017 Peter MacFie and Anne Salt Retired Port Arthur Historian Peter MacFie will lead the Fiddle Excursion through the Derwent and Lachlan Valleys on Sunday the 14th of May 2017. His extensive research of convict musicians at Port … Continue reading

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Royal Family at the Hospital?

From: The Hobarton Mercury Mon 10 Mar 1856 Page 3 THE LUNATIC ASYLUM, NEW NORFOLK. ON Wednesday, en route to Hamilton, we stopped at New Norfolk for a short time, and being desirous to inspect the Lunatic Asylum, we proceeded thither, accompanied … Continue reading

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The Florence Nightingale connection

For those that attended the successful plays at the last Open Day at Willow Court (11-12 February) you could be forgiven for thinking that Sharon Hutchison (The Matron) was the only person who had a connection with the most famous … Continue reading

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Millbrook Rise

Today we have released for public viewing a new website tab dedicated to the history of Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospital. The site is a current mental health provider and is off limits to site visitors. I also acknowledge that the images … Continue reading

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Millbrook Rise

Building on the Millbrook Estate was completed in 1934 and a new convalescent hospital was ready to be occupied.  Millbrook Rise Hospital shared some staff and medical experience but the main connection was for the administration of the hospital. It … Continue reading

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