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Series ID19422
Previous System LocationR261
TitleInterviews: Audiotapes, Transcripts, Summaries, Statements
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Start Date Circa 31/5/1990
End Date Circa 26/2/1991
Date Statement Official date range of the Commission of Inquiry: 31 May 1990 to 26 Feb 1991.
All transcripts make reference to the date a particular individual was interviewed.
Date Notes N/A
Abstract

Interviews (including audiotapes, transcripts, summaries, statements) of the "Commission of Inquiry into the care and treatment of patients in the Psychiatric Unit [Ward 10B] of the Townsville General Hospital, between 2/3/1975 and 20/2/1988"

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Departmental Numbers002-001-0001 to 002-023-0055
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Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II)
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Series IDTitleRelationship
19426Briefs for HearingsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19428Briefs for ReportsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
3548Computer System Backup Tapes and Inquiry Records System related to the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10BComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
3547CorrespondenceComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19402Correspondence and Papers related to the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B InquiryComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19430Doctors' Miscellaneous RecordsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19401Hospital records consulted by the Commission of Inquiry into the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10BComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19429Information Supplied by Other InstitutionsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19424Investigation filesComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19431Submissions and Anonymous ContributionsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19423SummonsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19471Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Compensation AssessmentsComplementary series regarding the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19427Transcripts of Hearings; ExhibitsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
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The "Commission of Inquiry into the care and treatment of patients in the psychiatric unit of the Townsville General Hospital" was to investigate whether between 1975 to 1988 any patient in the Psychiatric Unit (Ward 10B) was cared for or treated in a manner which was negligent, unsafe, unethical or unlawfull, and if so, to establish whether there was sufficient evidence to prosecute or take disciplinary proceedings.

This series consists of material related to interviews with persons of interest, organised by the Commission of Inquiry mainly between July and August 1990 (audiotapes, transcripts and summaries of the intereviews, and statements). Not all audiotapes have a corresponding written transcript or summary. Some interviews were done by telephone. The format of the summaries of interviews include the interviewee's name and address, the names of the interviewing team, the date and time ot the interview, a two-page summary and a conclusion. The statements include a file number, name and address, and the statement. Doctors' statements usually also include information about their job positions.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 19422, Interviews: Audiotapes, Transcripts, Summaries, Statements
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
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