31 Jan 2013

Carrington reunion

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 31 January 2013

When the grand Victorian brick Lunatic Asylum at the Whau in Mount Albert Auckland was built in 1865, it certainly looked the part, imposing and austere. And for more than 125 years, many stories have been told about the thousands of mental health patients who were sent there for treatment, including author Janet Frame. Carrington Psychiatric Hospital, as it became known, closed 1993 and now it's the Unitec Institute of Technology. Psychiatric nurses who worked at Carrington decades ago will be sharing their own memories at a reunion on February 9th to mark the 20th anniversary of the closing of Carrington.