Colony of Western Australia
The Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly to consider and report as to what is necessary to place the Asylum for the Insane on a satisfactory basis as to Accommodation and Maintenance was appointed in 1891. It found that the Fremantle Aslyum had inadequate staffing and buildings, was over-crowded and didn't benefit the people who lived inside its walls. Nor was Whitby Falls able to meet the need.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Improvements to Lunatic Asylum [Hansard p104-108]', in Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995, Parliament of Western Australia, 2 February 1891, https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard1870to1995.nsf/83cc4ce93b5d4e0b48257b33001cfef6/835CF6FE7E7A8F6748257A4F00120F59/$File/18910202_Assembly.pdf; 'Lunatic Asylum, Fremantle. Report of the Select Committee [Hansard p334-338]', in Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995, Parliament of Western Australia, 19 February 1891, https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard1870to1995.nsf/83cc4ce93b5d4e0b48257b33001cfef6/0B08DFD254C9E44848257A4F001210B7/$File/18910219_Assembly.pdf; 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.35-37..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 23 April 2013, Last modified: 8 August 2014