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RAHS/ANZSHM* Seminar – The History of Psychiatric Care in NSW

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10

Benevolent Asylum, Sydney, 1871, Government Photographer [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.

Speakers:

  • 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.)

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Date:
March 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Royal Australian Historical Society
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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