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Tasmania - Organisation

Division of Mental Health (1956 - 1963)

From
1956
To
1963
Categories
Government Agency

The Division of Mental Health, a part of the Health Services Department, formerly the Public Health Department, replaced the Division of Mental Hygiene in 1956. It was responsible for the Mental Deficiency Board as well as Lachlan Park and Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospitals. In 1963, the Division of Psychiatric Services replaced it.

Timeline

 1945 - 1956 Division of Mental Hygiene
       1956 - 1963 Division of Mental Health
             1963 - 1968 Division of Psychiatric Services
                   1968 - 1989 The Mental Health Services Commission
                         1989? - Mental Health Services

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp. Details

Reports

  • Director-General of Health Services: report for year 1967-8, Department of Health Services, Hobart, 1967-8. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Director-General of Health Services: report for year 1967-8, Department of Health Services, Hobart, 1967-8; Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans