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The hospital for the insane at Hackney
Title : The hospital for the insane at Hackney The hospital for the insane at Hackney
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Date of creation : ca. 1875
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The hospital for the insane at Hackney photographed about 1875.

Set in six acres of land on the corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads the asylum was built in 1851 to an English Tudor revival style attributed to colonial architect William Bennet Hayes.
Most of the buildings of the asylum complex were demolished in 1938, however some of the construction survives within the Adelaide Botanic Gardens including Yarrabee House, some of the walling and a small building once used as a morgue, now utilised by the gardens as a tool shed.
Related names :

Adelaide Lunatic Asylum

Coverage year : 1875
Period : 1852-1883
Place : North Terrace (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Jensen, Elfrida Colonial architecture in South Australia : a definitive chronicle of development 1836-1890 and the social history of the times Adelaide : Rigby, 1980

Heritage of the city of Adelaide : an illustrated guide Adelaide : Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

Burden, Michael Lost Adelaide : a photographic record Melbourne : Oxford University Press, c1983

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State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing. From the ground up August 2004-



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