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May They Rest in Peace: The History and Ghosts of the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 62 pages
Author: J. Hall
Year: 2013
ISBN: 9780859055505
Other: b&w photos, appendix
Publisher: Hesperian Press

The old Fremantle Lunatic Asylum has a colourful history and the stones tell their story but inside the spectral wraiths of the poor demented are still active. Jane Hall has collected the history and the stories of this strange and haunted place. Appropriately it is now an Arts Centre.

1. In not Madness, Despair: The need for a Lunatic Asylum
2. Why would their spirits remain?
3. Echoes of sadness
4. Their Anger Lingers
5. End of the Asylum
6. The Women's Home: More Lonelyn Souls
7. Modern Times
Appendix (Jas Shaw's Letter)

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  1. Revealing Insights Into a sad period in our WA history

    Posted by Maria Wimbridge on 15th Oct 2017

    Some-many-descriptions are confronting with lack of suitable staff available conditions and treatment.where a broad range of men and women found themselves incarcerated within the walls of the Fremantle Asylum..The nursing/caring details are more a backdrop to the descriptions recorded. Some of my early family thru 1860/80's worked as a nursing staff, in Perth and Fremantle & the Asylum.
    I found book is an interesting read as it unravel reports and human stories in an informative manner interspersed with mention of individual life descriptions of how little it could take to find your self being sent the Fremantle Asylum.

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