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Peat Island: Dreaming & Desecration

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  •  Peat Island: Dreaming & Desecration
    Title: Peat Island: Dreaming & Desecration
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    Price: $34.95
    Publishing status: Active

    For just over 100 years an institution for the mentally ill has stood
    on little Peat Island, in the lower Hawkesbury.
    It was decommissioned in 2010; quite empty now, it remains a
    locked facility just as it had always been. And eerie.
    The last residents were dispersed into the wider community. In this,
    they echoed the fate of the Darkinjung people, original custodians
    of this country – their community was scattered just as
    intentionally, and effectively, if not quite so brutally. It is not one
    of the New South Wales government’s finest accomplishments.
    For all the unhappiness associated with it, Peat Island was home
    for more than 3000 residents, males only for the first half of its
    modern history. Over time, it became a happier place, even as the
    facility itself aged, fell into disrepair, and became a bureaucratic
    nightmare and a political football.
    This is its sorry story.
    Adrian Mitchell retired from acad

    ISBN: 9781743055502
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