These are records created by the Peat and Milson Island Mental Hospital, previously known as the Rabbit Island Mental Hospital, or Rabbit Island Hospital for the Insane, that are held by Museums of History NSW (State Archives). The records contain information about patients of the institution, and include registers of admissions and discharge/death, medical journals kept by staff, and correspondence.
Records containing patient information are closed for 110 years. For access to these records please contact the NSW Department of Communities & Justice Open Government, Information and Privacy Unit.
Records older than 110 years are open to the public. For access to open records please contact Museums of History NSW (State Archives).
The following information about these records has been published in the State Archives catalogue:
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Peat Island Centre', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/6426.
Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart
Created: 2 June 2023