Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook and Westbrook Training Centre
The Visiting Psychiatrist's Journals, Series ID 991, relate to the Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook and Westbrook Training Centre. They record observation and treatment of boys at the Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook, made by the official visiting Psychiatrist.
Access to some of these records is restricted to protect personal privacy
[Taken from the Queensland State Archives web site.]
Westbrook relied upon visiting professionals from Brisbane or Toowoomba for medical, judicial, dental and psychiatric care until the 1960s. This series records the observation and treatment of boys made by the official visiting Psychiatrist.
Details recorded include:date of visit, number of visitor, name of pshychiatrist, name of boy, and recommendations/observations or "orders".
From 1979, a resident psychologist was appointed for the first time to provide for the daily needs of the inmates.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 16 March 2013, Last modified: 3 December 2014