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Western Australia - Concept

Inspector General of Mental Hospitals (1947 - 1966)

From
1947
To
1966
Categories
Public Servant

Inspector General of Mental Hospitals was a position responsible for mental health hospitals and services in Western Australia from 1947 to 1966. During these years children with intellectual and other disabilities were often placed in mental health institutions.

Details

In September 1940, the position of Inspector General of the Insane was removed from the Public Service Act and placed under the Lunacy Act 1903. When the position was reclassified as Inspector General for Mental Hospitals in 1947, it was replaced under the Public Service Act, giving direct access to the Minister for Health.

Timeline

 1901 - 1903? Superintending Medical Officer of Asylums
       1904 - 1947 Inspector General of the Insane
             1947 - 1966 Inspector General of Mental Hospitals
                   1966 - 1984 Director of Mental Health Services

Publications

Books

  • Ellis, A.S., Eloquent Testimony : the Story of the Mental Health Services in Western Australia, 1830-1975, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia, 1984. pp.105, 129. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Ellis, A.S., Eloquent Testimony : the Story of the Mental Health Services in Western Australia, 1830-1975, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia, 1984. pp.105, 129..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser