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The Resource Peat Island : dreaming and desecration, Adrian Mitchell

Peat Island : dreaming and desecration, Adrian Mitchell

Label
Peat Island : dreaming and desecration
Title
Peat Island
Title remainder
dreaming and desecration
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Mitchell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For just over 100 years an institution for the mentally ill has stood on little Peat Island, in the lower Hawkesbury. It was decommissioned in 2010; quite empty now, it remains a locked facility just as it had always been. And eerie. The last residents were dispersed into the wider community. In this, they echoed the fate of the Darkinjung people, original custodians of this country - their community was scattered just as intentionally, and effectively, if not quite so brutally. It is not one of the New South Wales government's finest accomplishments. For all the unhappiness associated with it, Peat Island was home for more than 3000 residents, males only for the first half of its modern history. Over time, it became a happier place, even as the facility itself aged, fell into disrepair, and became a bureaucratic nightmare and a political football. This is its sorry story." -- Back cover
Summary
For just over 100 years an institution for the mentally ill has stood on little Peat Island, in the lower Hawkesbury. It was decommissioned in 2010; quite empty now, it remains a locked facility just as it had always been. And eerie. The last residents were dispersed into the wider community. In this, they echoed the fate of the Darkinjung people, original custodians of this country - their community was scattered just as intentionally, and effectively, if not quite so brutally. It is not one of the New South Wales government's finest accomplishments.For all the unhappiness associated with it, Peat Island was home for more than 3000 residents, males only for the first half of its modern history. Over time, it became a happier place, even as the facility itself aged, fell into disrepair, and became a bureaucratic nightmare and a political football. This is its sorry story.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10662474
Cataloging source
SSL
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Adrian
Dewey number
362.223
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Peat Island Centre (N.S.W.)
  • Peat Island Centre (Peat Island, N.S.W.)
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Group homes for people with mental disabilities
  • Peat Island (N.S.W.)
  • Rabbit Island (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dreaming and desecration
Label
Peat Island : dreaming and desecration, Adrian Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 221-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062157141
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781743055502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030766097
Label
Peat Island : dreaming and desecration, Adrian Mitchell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 221-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062157141
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781743055502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030766097

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