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Hear about the work of Dr Frederic Norton Manning, who travelled to Australia, conducted an international tour of psychiatric institutions and was appointed Medical Superintendent at Gladesville Hospital, all before the age of 30. Learn about his influence on psychiatric care in the late 19th Century and his role in the development of Callan Park. Also hear the amazing history of the first 44 patients who were transferred from overcrowded Gladesville Hospital to Callan Park in 1876 and watched as the asylum was carved out of the stone and built before them. Who were these men? What was their routine?

When: Sunday 11 September 2016, 2:00-4:30pm
Where: NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park (enter at Cecily Street gates), Rozelle
Cost: $20, Children under 15 Free – Book Online.
Contact: or 0413 733 219
Presented by Friends of Callan Park.

Image: Kirkbride at Callan Park, 2009, courtesy Ian Hofstetter.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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