Kew Asylum

Kew 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. Kew Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned psychiatric hospital located between Princess Street and Yarra Boulevard in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operational from 1871 to 1988, Kew was one of the largest asylums ever built in Australia. Later known as Willsmere, the complex of buildings were constructed between 1864 and 1872 to the design of architects G.W. Vivian and Frederick Kawerau of the Victorian Public Works Office to house the growing number of "lunatics," "inebriates" and "idiots" in the Colony of Victoria.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136573695
  • 9786136573694