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Challinor Centre (1968 - 1998)

  • Challinor Centre c1999

    Challinor Centre c1999, c. 1999
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From
1968
To
1998
Categories
Disability Institution, Government-run, Home and Hospital

The Challinor Centre, in Ipswich was previously known as the Ipswich Special Hospital. The Challinor Centre was closed in 1998, following the site's purchase by the University of Queensland for the location of its Ipswich campus. The heritage listed buildings of the former Challinor Centre were integrated into the university campus.

Details

In the late 1960s there was a change in focus in health services in Queensland and the Ipswich Special Hospital became the Challinor Centre for the training and care of the intellectually handicapped.

Over time more residents were moved into a home environment within the community and supported by community services. Most of the intellectually disabled children were moved to villa type accommodation at the Basil Stafford Centre, Wolston Park or Toowoomba. Only a few severely disabled children remained in Charles Pavilion in 1978.

Location

1968 - 1998
Location - The Challinor Centre was situated at Salisbury Road, Ipswich. Location: Ipswich

Publications

Books

  • McRobert, Elizabeth, Challinor Centre : the end of the line : a history of the institution also known as Sandy Gallop, Department of Families, Youth & Community Care, Brisbane, 1997, 198 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • 'From asylum to college campus: memory and remembrance in transinstitutionalisation', in Moon, Graham, Kearns, Robin and Joseph, Alun (eds), Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum: recycling of concepts, sites and memories, Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Challinor Centre
Title
Challinor Centre
Type
Image
Date
c. 1999

Details

Challinor Centre c1999
Title
Challinor Centre c1999
Type
Image
Date
c. 1999

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Challinor Centre', in Queensland Heritage Register, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), 15 March 2013, https://environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/heritage-register/detail/?id=601821; McRobert, Elizabeth, Challinor Centre : the end of the line : a history of the institution also known as Sandy Gallop, Department of Families, Youth & Community Care, Brisbane, 1997, 198 pp; UQ Ipswich Campus Progression of an Institution, Ipswich Library Online Exhibition, http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/149288/20141112-1528/www.library.uq.edu.au/ipswich/uqihistory/index.html.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth