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Tasmania - Organisation

Society for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb (1887 - 1987)

From
1887
To
1987
Categories
Community Service Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Society for the Benefit of the Tasmanian Blind and Deaf (Also known as)
Website
http://tasdeaf.org.au/

The Society for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb began in 1887. Its purpose was to provide welfare services, education, and industrial training to children and adults with visual or hearing disabilities. The Society opened the Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution in 1898. In 1987, following the release of the Arthur Young Review of Services, the Society split into two branches, the Royal Guide Dogs and the Tasmanian Deaf Society or Tasdeaf.

Timeline

 1887 - 1987 Society for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb
       1987 - Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania
       1987 - Tasdeaf

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Prepared by: Caroline Evans