Wolston Park Hospital, 1865-2001: a retrospect

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Title Wolston Park Hospital, 1865-2001: a retrospect
Author Finnane, Mark
Journal Name Queensland Review
Year Published 2008
Place of publication St. Lucia, Qld.
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Abstract We know about the first day at Wolston Park from a report in the Brisbane Courier of 1865. On 12 January of that year, seven prison warders (two of them women) and ten police constables escorted 57 male and twelve female lunatics from Brisbane Gaol 'to the new Asylum at Woogaroo'. Since 1859, Queensland's insane had no longer been sent to Sydney, but were lodged instead at the Brisbane Gaol. Now the asylum was ready, its residents were loaded into cabs and taken down to the river. There they boarded a steamer named Settler and were conveyed down the river to the landing point near Woogaroo Creek. The name of the asylum hinted at the reality that this was Aboriginal land: the word Woogaroo, so it was remembered in the 1930s, being a corruption of an Aboriginal word meaning 'to step over a person lying down'. Aboriginal people would be among the earliest inhabitants of the asylum, but not in great numbers. Instead, the institution was rapidly filled from its earliest days with the immigrant settlers who made up most of the colony's growing population.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;py=2008;vol=15;res=IELHSS;issn=1321-8166;iss=2
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 University of Queensland Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 15
Issue Number 2
Page from 39
Page to 58
ISSN 1321-8166
Date Accessioned 2009-03-18
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-History: Australian
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22957
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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