Parramatta Lunatic Asylum, Parramatta, NSW, 1877 [RAHS Photograph Collection]
This seminar will explore the history of psychiatric care in NSW and provide insights into changing attitudes towards mental illness and its treatment.
- Dr Toby Raeburn (University of Sydney Nursing School) – early mental health nursing in NSW and Australia’s first mental health nurse, Martha Entwhistle.
- Dr James Dunk (University of Sydney) – Wrongful Confinement, Irresponsible Government and the Dangerous Lunatics Act 1843.
- Dr Richard White (University of Sydney) – moral treatment and therapeutics in NSW psychiatric hospitals during the era of Frederick Norton Manning (1867 to 1898)
- Dr Greg Clark (Western Sydney University Nursing) – NSW nurse theorists from 1963 to deinstitutionalisation.
(*ANZSHM is the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. Click here to find out more about the Society.)