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Friends of Callan Park present an afternoon of talks about the colourful and interesting history of psychiatry in New South Wales.

The Cerebral Surgery and Research Unit (CSRU), opened at Callan Park in 1958 and was reportedly the envy of neurosurgeons at Sydney’s major teaching hospitals. Join Dr Richard White who worked as a psychiatrist at Callan Park and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as he explores the history of the Cerebral Surgery and Research Unit. Seen as innovative, the Unit was developed with intense public and professional interest.

Associate Professor Robert Kaplan, Forensic Psychiatrist at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, will also talk about the life and times of Bee Miles, the well-known Sydney eccentric who clashed with authorities because of her outrageous behaviour.

When: Sunday 10 September 2017, 2:00pm- 4:00pm
Where: NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038. Enter at the Gates at the intersection of Cecily & Darling Streets, Rozelle.
Cost: $25.00 (including afternoon tea) Book here 
Contact: or 0413 733 219
Hosted by Friends of Callan Park

Image: ‘Beautiful Tree, Beautiful Building,’ photographer Hayley Anderson.