Beechworth Asylum

Beechworth Asylum

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Beechworth Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned psychiatric hospital located in Beechworth, a town of Victoria, Australia. One of the distinctive features of both Kew Asylum and Beechworth Asylum is the use of a variation on Ha-Ha walls around the patients courtyards. These ha-has consisted of a trench, one side of which was vertical and faced with stone or bricks, the other side sloped and turfed. From the inside, the walls presented a tall face to patients, preventing them from escaping, while from outside, the walls looked low so as not to suggest imprisonment.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136573571
  • 9786136573571