Urban Exploration – The Mortuary

This former mortuary once served the local hospital.  Opening in the 1920s, the hospital catered primarily for patients with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.  The care and treatment of mental illness and intellectual disability was poor and the two were often grouped together.  A 1950s investigation into the hospital revealed that children and adult patients were being housed […]

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Urban Exploration – The Carmelite Monastery

In 1935, seven Sisters came to South Australia from the Carmelite Monastery in Kew, Victoria, bringing their tradition of contemplative life to Adelaide. The Adelaide Carmelite Monastery was established in the former Roman Catholic Archbishops residence and was later expanded to include a larger chapel, accommodations and imposing gardens. The history of Discalced Carmelite Nuns extends back […]

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