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New South Wales - Glossary Term


The term imbecile is one of the categories of mental deficiency and usually described someone seen to be severely intellectually disabled.

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Journal Articles

  • Evans, Caroline; Parry, Naomi, 'Vessels of progressivism? Tasmanian state girls and eugenics, 1900-1940', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 32, no. 117, 2001, pp. 322-333. Details

Prepared by: Naomi Parry