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Caring for the Incarcerated

From 1788, medicine has played an important role in New South Wales prisons. As ship surgeons on the convict transports and as government officials in the blossoming colonial government, medical practitioners played key roles in early NSW history. In succeeding years, as the colony became a state in the Australian federation, the prison medical service continued to influence, and be influenced by, national and international movements in medicine and penology. This exhibition, a joint project of the University of Wollongong and the Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network, with support from the UOW Global Challenges program and SMAH, examines some key moments in the history of the NSW prison medical service. It seeks to address the longstanding questions around the prevalence of and responses to illness in prisons. Join us for a journey into this often hidden if ubiquitous history...

Explore 200 years of history within the NSW prison medical service. For more information on the project visit the Global Challenges Program web site.

Caring for the incarcerated

Caring for the Incarcerated - OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Wednesday 26 July, 6pm
Library Panizzi Room

Keynote address:
Professor Alison Jones
UOW Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health Strategy) & Executive Dean
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health 

Caring for the Incarcerated - OPEN DAILY
17 July – 10 September
Opening hours: weekdays 9.00am-5.00pm and weekends 10.00am - 4.00pm
Library Panizzi Room 

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2017