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


Saturday 24 March @ 1pm: – 4pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney

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) – 1843 Dangerous Lunatics Act.
  • Dr Richard White (University of Sydney) – moral therapy from a medical point of view.
  • 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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