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Series VPRS 7460
Inspector-General's and Visitors Books
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Date Range: Series By 1897 - 1925
  Series in Custody 1897 - 1925
  Contents 1897 - 1925
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1897 - 1925 Yarra Bend (Asylum 1848-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1925) VA 2839
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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    Under the provisions of the Lunacy Act 1915 the Governor-in-Council was to appoint not less than two Justices to be Official Visitors to visit the metropolitan hospitals and not less then two Justices to be official visitors for each of the country hospitals. The Official Visitors were to be accompanied by the Inspector-General of the Insane. A visit was to be made at least once every three months. The Official Visitors were to inspect every part of the building and grounds, every patient (and to inquire whether any patient is under restraint or in seclusion and if so why), registers of patients (including the Case Books), and the orders and certificates for the reception of every patient who had been admitted since the last visit. On inspection a minute concerning the condition of the hospital and patients, the number of patients under restraint or seclusion and the reasons for that treatment, and any irregularities in any order of certificates was to be entered into the "Inspector-General's and Visitors' Book".

    Unit one in this series contains the reports from the Official Visitors, while unit 2 was used to record the reports of the Inspector-General of the Insane.

    SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT/CONTROL

    Series: No system of arrangement and control apparent. These 2 volumes may have once been part of two larger separate series however they are the only records extant. They have been placed together in the one series for ease of reference. The date range of the two volumes overlap.
    Contents: Chronological by date of report.


    LEGISLATION
    Lunacy Act 1890
    Lunacy Act 1903
    Lunacy Act 1915
    Lunacy Act 1928

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P0001 1897 - 1925 Open 2
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