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Lunatic Asylum
Title : Lunatic Asylum Lunatic Asylum
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Date of creation : 1869
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 133 x 84
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Lunatic Asylum, Hackney

The asylum was built in 1851 and was designed by William Bennet Hayes. The main buildings, located on North Terrace were demolished in 1938 and the site subsumed as part of the Botanic Gardens. A small part of the complex still exists within the Adelaide Botanic Gardens including Yarrabee House, part of the walling and the morgue which is presently used by the Botanic Gardens as a tool shed.
Related names :

Adelaide Lunatic Asylum

Coverage year : 1869
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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