International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

State Records New South Wales

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Country Australia
Address PO Box 516, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
Telephone +61 (02) 9673 1788
Email accman@records.nsw.gov.au
URL http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/

Notes

State Records New South Wales holds records of the Board of Health, which was set up to implement policy and advise on matter concerning public health. It was composed of medical practitioners, lay members and government officials. From 1913, the Director General of Public Health was President of the Board. It was responsible for supervising the carrying out of the provisions of various acts, including the Leprosy Act of 1890. Records of the Office of the Director General of Public Health prior to 1923 were destroyed a number of years ago. The Board was abolished in 1973 and its functions were taken over by the Advisory Board of Health.

Records pertaining to leprosy include:

NRS 587, Minutes of proceedings (1881-1973) thirty-one vols, in which leprosy is mentioned

NRS 4859, Leprosy case files (1903-43), two boxes, which contain files relating to leprosy cases in New South Wales, including information about the admission, treatment and death or discharge of patients.

NRS 612, glass negatives of lepers at the Lazarette, Little Bay, 16 Oct 1897 – 3 Feb 1898, one box.

Entry updated January 2016

Contact

Name Manager, Public Access
Organization State Records New South Wales
Address State Records New South Wales, PO Box 516, Kingswood, NSW 2747, Australia.
Telephone +61 (02) 9673 1788
Email accman@records.nsw.gov.au

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