Heritage Talk - Liverpool Lunatic Asylum 1826-1839, a forgotten chapter in modern Australian healthcare @ Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 | 10am - 11:30am | Liverpool | Seniors; General

Discover the intriguing history of the Liverpool Lunatic Asylum, which operated at St Luke’s Parsonage in Liverpool, NSW, from 1826 to 1839.

Uncover the stories of the staff and patients who resided within its walls and gain insights into the pioneering approaches to mental welfare in colonial New South Wales.

Join us for a journey through this historical chapter, exploring the lives and practices that shaped mental health care during that period.

Presented by Associate Professor Toby Raeburn (PhD, MA, BN, Churchill Fellow, FACMHN)

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University

Associate Professor Toby Raeburn is a distinguished professional in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University. Renowned as a prolific writer, researcher, and educator, he boasts a portfolio of over sixty journal articles and book chapters focusing on mental healthcare and history. In 2023, he added authorship of the book 'The Remarkable Mr and Mrs Johnson: Founders of Modern Australia’s First Church, Schools, and Charity, and Friends with Aboriginal People' to his impressive body of work.

Bookings required

Wednesday 27 March 2024

10am - 11:30am

Liverpool City Library | Yellamundie

52 Scott Street, Liverpool

Parking is available onsite. Please access the carpark from Scott Street, just beside the library.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

Wednesday, 27 March 2024
10am - 11:30am

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