A Place for Convicts: The Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, Western Australia and John Conolly's "Ideal Asylum"

Susan Piddock

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    Abstract

    This article considers the mid to late nineteenth-century world of the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, Western Australia. By examining the built environment of the asylum and the uses of spaces within its walls, it is possible to understand not just the experiences of the inmates, but to highlight attitudes towards the insane. The asylum was built under authority of the British Government, and later transferred to the Western Australian Government’s care. Reflecting on this volume’s theme of colonial institutions, this article will highlight the effects of center and periphery relationships on life within the asylum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)562-573
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal of Historical Archaeology
    Volume20
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

    Keywords

    • Lunatic asylum
    • Convicts
    • Conolly
    • Western Australia
    • Fremantle
    • Lunatic Asylum

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