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dc.contributor.authorBryant, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Heather
dc.contributor.authorIreland, Tracy
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Lynley A
dc.contributor.authorWight, Chantal
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T03:40:16Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T03:40:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1469-6053
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1469605320903577
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396001
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on a collection of objects deliberately concealed beneath the verandah of a ward for middle-class, female, paying patients at Australia’s longest continuously operating mental health institution, the Royal Derwent Hospital in Tasmania. Cached in small discrete mounds across an area of some 50 square metres, the collection was probably concealed in the mid-20th century and contains over 1000 items of clothing, ephemera and other objects dating from 1880 to the mid-1940s. In achieving a possessional territory of such magnitude, this patient achieved a level of personal self-expression that is rarely encountered archaeologically, particularly within an institutional context. Analysis of this collection as an ‘underlife’ illuminates both functional aspects of the hospital and the hopes and desires of this particular, though still anonymous, patient and her vibrant world of things.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom166
dc.relation.ispartofpageto188
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Social Archaeology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCuratorial and Related Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2102
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsAnthropology
dc.titleSecret and safe: The underlife of concealed objects from the Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk, Tasmania
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBryant, L; Burke, H; Ireland, T; Wallis, LA; Wight, C, Secret and safe: The underlife of concealed objects from the Royal Derwent Hospital, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Journal of Social Archaeology, 2020, 20 (2), pp. 166-188
dc.date.updated2020-07-31T03:38:55Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWallis, Lynley A.


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