Mayday Hills Virtual Tour

Tim Crutchett (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

Abstract

Over the past centuries mental illness has been “hidden” and earlier generations didn’t want the stigma or shame of having madness in the family. Newer generations are keen to understand the circumstances of their family members and find out what happened in their lives and seek to connect by visiting places where their relatives lived and died.

Mayday Hills hospital has been an iconic presence in the North East Victorian community for more than 150 years, closing in 1995. Even after its closure as an asylum and mental hospital the stories from its history and its folklore continue to have an impact on how community members view and remember the physical space of Mayday Hills.

The website was started with a seed grant from Telematics Trust and provides virtual tours through the grounds of Mayday Hills and the Beechworth Cemetery.

The virtual tour captures the Maydayhills grounds and Beechworth cemetery. Additional contextual information is embedded within both tours that link back to the research around patients from the asylum.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022

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