AU WA A1888 - ROYAL COMMISSION ON LUNACY

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Royal Commission

Authorized form of name

ROYAL COMMISSION ON LUNACY

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Description identifier

AU WA A1888

Description area

Dates of existence

1921-09-28 - 1922-01-05

History

On 28 September 1922, the Honourable William Charles Angwin M.L.A., Horace Benson Jackson and Dr William Ernest Jones were appointed Royal Commissioners to inquire into and report upon the following matters:

1) The accomodation for patients in hospitals for the insane; and whether additional accomodation was necessary, and, if so, whether it be provided (a) by enlarging an existing institution, or (b) by establishing a new institution, and, if it was deemed advisable that additions be made to an existing institution, as to the character of such additions, or, if it was deemed advisable that additional accomodation be provided elsewhere, whether such accomodation should be provided near to the Hospital for the Insane at Claremont, or at Whitby Falls, or elsewhere in the country.

2) Administration, with regard particularly to (a) the control of institutions (b) the treatment of patients (c) the rights of, and the means afforded to, patients to apply for their discharge (d) finance, and generally into matters of administration.

3) Legislation relating to the insane, with a view to such amendments of the law as may be deemed advisable.

The Royal Commission's report was completed on 5 January 1922.

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Related function

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S4700 - REPORT

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Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1922-01-05 - 1922-01-05

Related unit of description

Series S4701 - TRANSCRIPT OF EVIDENCE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1921-11-25 - 1922-01-03

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Final

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Archivist's notes