Lunatics

Other Authors: Bowie, Robert, 1787-1869, Farie, Claude James, 1816-1870
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1857
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1856-57, no. C 32
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Item Description: "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed 24th February 1857"
"Return to an Order of the Legislative Assembly, dated 6th January 1857 for - A return of the number of patients admitted during the years 1853-4-5 and 6 respectively into the lunatic asylum at Yarra Bend ; the number of lunatics now confined in gaols and other public buildings in Melbourne and other places ; the nature and duration of each case of lunacy, so far as can be ascertained, distinguishing the sexes, the countries of which the patients are respectively natives, the districts of the Colony from which they were transmitted to the Asylum, any information possessed by the Superintendent as to the cause or causes of lunacy in each case ; a return of the number of deaths, and of the inquests held, and of the patients cured during each of those years ; the number and classification of the patients termed incurable, and the number of patients whose friends contribute to their support, and the rate of charges for such patients ; the quantity of enclosed land attached to the establishment ; the number of patients in close confinement ; the manner in which patients not under close confinement are employed ; a statement of the works completed or in progress, effected by the patients ; a statement of the annual cost of the whole establishment, together with a return of the architect's estimate for the completion of the proposed new lunatic asylum"
"Claude Farie, Sheriff"
"Robert Bowie, Surgeon-Superintendent" Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum
Physical Description: 8p. ; 33cm.