Monday, August 16, 2010

Ancestors in mental asylums

Have you discovered an ancestor who is now deceased, who spent a considerable time in one of the mental asylums or hospitals for the insane in Victoria? Was this discovery a surprise to you or did you already know about this?

Would you be prepared to share your family story with a researcher from Monash
University who is looking at the impact of institutionalisation on families and future generations? This would involve a discussion about your family history research. Your anonymity and the name of your ancestor and other family members would be suppressed making them unidentifiable.

If you are willing to be part of this historical doctoral research project please leave your contact details for Kath Ensor at:
• kmensl ©
• PO Box 24158
Melbourne 3001

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