Tag Archives: Insanity

Apologia for Lionel Terry From the New Zealand Herald

Edward Lionel Terry (1873-20 August 1952) was a New Zealand white supremacist and murderer, incarcerated in psychiatric institutions after murdering a Chinese immigrant, Mr. Joe Kum Yung, in Wellington, New Zealand in 1905 Maud Peacocke is likely: Inez Isabel Maud … Continue reading

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Synaesthesia and Hypnotism in the Great War

The following article doesn’t appear to have originated in New Zealand (appearing a few months earlier in The Register (Adelaide, SA)) but aside from this and it’s publication in the Wanganui Chronicle any evidence of it’s existence seems to fallen off the face … Continue reading

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Asylum Organisation and the Psychology of Abuse

From the reliably sensationalist and strident NZ Truth, whether or not this is an accurate portrayal of the reality of the situation under the “cottage system” and whether the large institutions actually were significantly better (an even more doubtful proposition) … Continue reading

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Horror in Gisborne

SUICIDE AT GISBORNE. Horowhenua Chronicle , 19 February 1915, Page 3   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=HC19150219.2.17.5&srpos=3&e=——-10–1—-2blood+everywhere– with thanks to the national library of New Zealand

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Madness and Murder at Ormondville

Two accounts, one from those those who discovered the scene, and one from the murderer describing the experience DISTRESSING MURDER AT ORMONDVILLE. Otago Daily Times , Issue 6876, 29 February 1884, Page 2 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=ODT18840229.2.54 THE ORMONDVILLE TRAGEDY. Oamaru Mail, Volume … Continue reading

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Asylum Decor

LARGE LUNATIC ASYLUMS. Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 209, 5 September 1888, Page 5   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS18880905.2.43&srpos=9&e=——-10–1—-0%22strange+fancies%22– With thanks to the National Library of New Zealand

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Strange Fancies of School Children

STRANGE FANCIES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. Dominion, Volume 1, Issue 123, 17 February 1908, Page 3   http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=DOM19080217.2.5.2&srpos=5&e=——-10–1—-0%22strange+fancies%22– With Thanks to the National  Library of New Zealand

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Rough on Rats

Rough on Rats was a poison composed of arsenic, with a little coal added for colouring, was used to kill vermin. Advertisements for its sale began appearing in the 1880s and it became a household name. It was easily obtainable … Continue reading

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