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Lunatic Asylum
Title : Lunatic Asylum Lunatic Asylum
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Creator : Shaw, James, artist
Date of creation : 1860
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 440x695
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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A sketch of the Lunatic Asylum, North Terrace done in 1860 by James Shaw.

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. The building was of stone with brick trimmings, lattice windows and timber verandahs. In 1937, the Botanic Gardens ceded four acres on its western boundary to the hospital in exchange for the Lunatic Asylum and grounds. The main buildings were demolished in 1938. What remains of the asylum are Yarrabee House, part of the walling and the morgue which is used by the Botanic Gardens as a tool shed.
Related names :

Adelaide Lunatic Asylum

Coverage year : 1860
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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