Series VPRS 7423
Nominal Register of Patients (Royal Park Receiving House)
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Date Range: Series 1907 - ? 1934
  Series in Custody 1907 - 1934
  Contents 1907 - 1934
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1907 - 1934 Royal Park (Receiving House 1907-1959; Hospital for the Insane 1909-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-1954; Psychiatric Hospital 1959-1999) VA 2845
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2009 - 2014 Department of Health III VA 4921
2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The consignment P0001 of this series has been digitised and is available online as consignment P0002. Access to the digitised records is available via the physical records details pages. The P0003 consignment is currently available only as a physical record.

    Consult the list of records in this series to locate the volume of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of the Nominal Register of Patients at the Royal Park Receiving House.

    It was maintained separately from the records of the Royal Park Hospital for the Insane. These volumes record the name of every patient admitted to the Receiving House. Details recorded include:

    - the name of patient
    - date of admission
    - date of discharge/transfer/death.


    The function of the Receiving House was to further examine the mental state of those persons who were not certified as insane by two medical practitioners. People were to be retained in the Receiving House for no longer than seven (7) days while further examinations would take place and it would be determined whether the patient should be committed to the Hospital for the Insane. Alternatively any Justice could order that any person should be conveyed to a Receiving House while further examinations took place.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entries in the volumes were arranged alphabetically by the patient's surname and then chronologically by the date of admission within the alphabetical listings. Males and females were listed separately.

    This series provides access as an index to both Case Books of Female Patients (VPRS 18132) and Male Patients (VPRS 18133) who resided at Royal Park Receiving House.

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Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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1907 - 1917 Case Books: Male Patients (Royal Park Receiving House) VPRS 18133
1910 - 1911 Case Books: Female Patients (Royal Park Receiving House) VPRS 18132
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1907 - 1913 Open 1
P0003 1914 - 1934 Open 3
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