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Western Australia - Organisation

Devonleigh (1977? - 1987)

From
1977?
To
1987
Categories
Disability Institution, Government-run and Home

Devonleigh, in Peppermint Grove, was a former maternity hospital that was used by Mental Health Services (MHS) to accommodate children with intellectual disabilities from around 1977 until it closed in 1987.

Details

In 1981 a visiting physician spoke about the impersonal nature of Devonleigh, where children wore 'clothing stamped with MHS in large letters'.

Events

1979? - 1987
Address - Devonleigh was a Home for children with intellectual disabilities situated at 9 Anstey Street, Peppermint Grove. Location: Peppermint Grove

Timeline

 1931? - 1977? Devonleigh Maternity Home
       1977? - 1987 Devonleigh

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Publications

Book Sections

  • Stella, Leonie, 'Normalisation and Beyond: Public Sector Residential Care 1965-1990', in Errol Cocks (ed.), Under blue skies : the social construction of intellectual disability in Western Australia, Centre for Disability Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 1996, pp. 92-136. pp.109-110. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Health - Pyrton Training Centre', in Hansard Archive 1870 to 1995, Parliament of Western Australia, 27 October 1982, https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard1870to1995.nsf/83cc4ce93b5d4e0b48257b33001cfef6/DD0C7DD61F09776948257A460013AEA7/$File/19821027_Assembly.pdf; Stella, Leonie, 'Normalisation and Beyond: Public Sector Residential Care 1965-1990', in Errol Cocks (ed.), Under blue skies : the social construction of intellectual disability in Western Australia, Centre for Disability Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 1996, pp. 92-136. pp.109-110..

Prepared by: Debra Rosser