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My ancestor was in an asylum : brief guide to asylum records in Australia and New Zealand / Shauna Hicks.
Full title: My ancestor was in an asylum : brief guide to asylum records in Australia and New Zealand / Shauna Hicks.
Author/creator: Hicks, Shauna.
Call Numbers: N929.1072/20
Record Identifier: 74VKvrPwj76y
Contents: 56 pages : illustrations (some in colour) ; 21 cm., , , , Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Archival resources -- Other resources -- Overview of resources -- New South Wales (NSW) -- Victoria (VIC) -- Tasmania (TAS) -- South Australia (SA) -- Western Australia (WA) -- Northern Territory (NT) -- Australian Capital Territory (ACT) -- New Zealand -- Conclusion -- Select bibliography -- Index.
Publishers: St Agnes, SA Unlock the Past, 2014.
"The potential value of asylum records for family history research is often underestimated ... people could be placed in an institution for a wide variety of reasons and for maybe only a few days. Asylums were not just for people with mental illnesses, they often were refuges for the old and the destitute. Those people with no one else to care for them or unable to care for themselves often found themselves in institutional care"--Introduction.
Includes bibliographical references (page 53) and index.
Family History copy located in section: Australia - Genealogy handbooks.