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Biographical entry Jones, William Ernest (1867 - 1957)

CMG

Born
11 July 1867
Upper Gornal, Staffordshire, England
Died
1 May 1957
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

William Ernest Jones was appointed Inspector-General of the Insane (1905), later Director of Mental Hygiene, in Victoria and held this office until 1937. He also served on various government inquiries into mental hygiene.

Details

Events

1905 - 1937
Career position - Inspector-General of the insane in Victoria
c. 1914 - c. 1918
Career position - War service with the Australian Army Medical Corps
1921
Career position - Chair of the commission of inquiry into lunacy in Western Australia
1929
Career position - Ran a Federal Government inquiry into the mentally deficient
1933
Career position - Advisor to the Tasmanian government on the rebuilding of New Norfolk Asylum
1935
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
1947
Career position - Chaired a government inquiry into the Victorian Health Department

Archival resources

Charles Brothers Museum, Mental Health Library, Office of Psychiatric Services

  • William Ernest Jones - Records, 1905 - 1957; Charles Brothers Museum, Mental Health Library, Office of Psychiatric Services. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Jones, Ross, 'Removing Some of the Dust from the Wheels of Civilization: William Ernest Jones and the 1928 Commonwealth Survey of Mental Deficiency', Australian Historical Studies , vol. 40, no. 1, 2009, pp. 63-78. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.