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By C. Coleborne

Insanity within the relatives explores how colonial households coped with madness via a trans-colonial learn of the relationships among households and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand among 1860 and 1914.

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4 Interior of women’s ward, Goodna 1913. Reproduced courtesy of the State Library of Queensland, Australia, image no APE-045–0001-0029. 75 There are few photographs of these furnished internal spaces in colonial institutions, but the annual reports often commented on wards, furniture and other aspects of these places. 4 is a photograph of a female ward taken at Goodna in 1913 and illustrates the ways that hospitals for the insane strived to locate patients in situations like the middle-class home.

102 In New Zealand, Frank Hay took over the role when MacGregor died in 1906. By the early twentieth century and prior to World War I, Eric Sinclair, Frank Hay, and other psychiatrists campaigned to have issues of mental health seen within a ‘scientific’ framework in the colonies. Patient populations As Dr Manning noted at the Intercolonial Medical Congress in 1889, in the period between the 1860s and 1887, the colonists had become a population with a defined percentage of the committed insane.

4 Interior of women’s ward, Goodna 1913. Reproduced courtesy of the State Library of Queensland, Australia, image no APE-045–0001-0029. 75 There are few photographs of these furnished internal spaces in colonial institutions, but the annual reports often commented on wards, furniture and other aspects of these places. 4 is a photograph of a female ward taken at Goodna in 1913 and illustrates the ways that hospitals for the insane strived to locate patients in situations like the middle-class home.

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