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.
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.