Speaker: Jill Giese.
Duration 1 hour.
$5 GSV members. $20 non-members. FHC, RHSV and CAV members should contact the GSV for a 25% discount.
Bookings are required and can be made online, by email, in person or by telephone (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm). Joint members please book in separately if both attending.
Join clinical psychologist and author, Jill Giese, to time travel back to the little-known world of Melbourne's early lunatic asylums, bulging with patients as colonial Victoria grappled with the highest rate of insanity in the world. The story of the colony's efforts to cure lunacy with an enlightened treatment will be shared through the experiences of patients, the ambitious doctor in charge, and a mysterious journalist working undercover to sensationally expose the patients' plight in Melbourne's press.
Jill's book The Maddest Place on Earth won the 2018 Victorian Premier's History Award.
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