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dc.contributor.authorCampion, Michelle Edith
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T03:06:07Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T03:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationCampion, M. (2012). Mental health and legal landscapes. Changing Times, Changing Places: From Tokanui Hospital to Mental Health Services in the Waikato, 1910-2012 (pp.13-26). Hamilton, New Zealand: Half Court Press Ltd.en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn9780473216238
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/6897
dc.description.abstractWhen it was established early in the twentieth century, Tokanui became part of a network of mental hospitals that were responsible for the care and confinement of the insane and the mentally deficient. At the time of its construction Tokanui was the first new mental hospital commissioned in over 20 years and the first to be built in the central North Island. Of those mental hospitals operating in 1912 all, except Ashburn Hall (the country's only private institution), were government controlled and funded. State dominance in the management of mental abnormality was the result of an unofficial policy which followed English precedent, favouring government intervention in the belief that it produced beneficial results and which endorsed the conviction that government responsibility for such matters could not be divested to a third party. This position was strengthened by the paucity of a prosperous philanthropic class who would otherwise have bridged the gulf between demand and supply under the auspices of charity. The essence of this philosophy was reflected in the early nineteenth and twentieth-century legislation which governed the development and management of New Zealand's mental hospitals.en_NZ
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dc.publisherHalf Court Press Ltden_NZ
dc.rightsThis chapter has been published in the book: Changing Places: From Tokanui Hospital to Mental Health Services in the Waikato, 1910-2012. © 2012 The Author. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.titleMental health and legal landscapesen_NZ
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