Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in the Asylum

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Friends of Callan Park

This book is a record of an exhibition presented at Leichhardt and Balmain Libraries in April and May 2015 for the National Trust Heritage Festival.
Thousands of people have passed through the gates of Callan Park a site where history is many layered. There are stories of horror and abuse and stories of respite and care and recovery.

The exhibition highlights the stories of patients in the asylum, staff who worked in the wards, children who grew up within the walls and the broader community who care about Callan Park.

Beautifully illustrated.