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Author Chynoweth, Adele, author.

Title Goodna girls : a history of children in a Queensland mental asylum / Adele Chynoweth.

Publication Info. Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 157 pages) : illustrations
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Series Aboriginal history monographs
Aboriginal history monograph series.
Contents Part 1. Historical context. 1. Marginalised voices: the quest for a recognised history -- Part 2. The survivors. 2. The Panther: Jean/Erin ; 3. One of the most persistent bitches: Judy ; 4. Wasted days and wasted nights: Rose ; 5. Don't shoot the wounded: Tammy -- Part 3. The witnesses. 6. Brewing truth: the Priest ; 7. The penny dropped: the Psychiatrist ; 8. I had no way of processing what was going on: the Nurse -- Part 4. Next steps. 9. Conclusion: What followed and what may yet proceed.
Summary Goodna Girls tells the story of children incarcerated in Wolston Park Hospital, an adult psychiatric facility in Queensland, Australia. It contains the personal testimonies of women who relate--in their own no-holds-barred style and often with irreverent humour--how they, as children, ended up in Wolston Park and how this affected their adult lives. The accounts of hospital staff who witnessed the effects of this heinous policy and spoke out are also included. The book examines the consequences of the Queensland Government's manipulation of a medical model to respond to 'juvenile delinquents', many of whom were simply vulnerable children absconding from abusive conditions. As Australia faces the repercussions of the institutionalisation of its children in the twentieth century, brought about through a series of government inquiries, Goodna Girls makes a vital contribution to the public history of the Stolen Generations, Former Child Migrants and Forgotten Australians. Goodna Girls presents the research that informed a successful, collective campaign to lobby the Queensland Government to make long overdue and much-needed reparations to a group of courageous survivors. It holds contemporary resonance for scholars, policymakers and practitioners in the fields of public history, welfare, child protection, education, nursing, sociology, medicine and criminology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Access National edeposit: Available online Unrestricted online access. star AU-CaNED
Subject Wolston Park Hospital (Qld.) -- History.
Children -- Institutional care -- Australia.
Psychiatry -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Child welfare -- Australia -- Queensland -- History.
Child welfare (OCoLC)fst00854709
Children -- Institutional care (OCoLC)fst00855000
Psychiatry (OCoLC)fst01081152
Australia (OCoLC)fst01204543
Queensland (OCoLC)fst01204261
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Goodna girls : a history of children in a Queensland mental asylum. Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, 2020 9781760463908 (OCoLC)1190868673
ISBN 9781760463915 (electronic bk.)
1760463914 (electronic bk.)
9781760463908 (print)
1760463906 (print)
Standard No. AUNED 000067934464
AU@ 000067947496
AU@ 000068651328

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