Madness in the Family

Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860–1914

  • Catharine Coleborne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 1-14
  3. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 15-42
  4. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 65-87
  5. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 88-106
  6. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 107-121
  7. Catharine Coleborne
    Pages 143-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 154-220

About this book


Madness in the Family explores how colonial families coped with insanity through a trans-colonial study of the relationships between families and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand between 1860 and 1914.


Archive Familie insanity psychiatry

Authors and affiliations

  • Catharine Coleborne
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36761-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24864-9
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