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Biographical entry Ellery, Reginald Spencer (1897 - 1955)

12 August 1897
Rose Park, South Australia, Australia
27 December 1955
Prahran, Victoria, Australia


Reginald Ellery worked with the Victorian Department of Mental Hygiene 1923-1931 and was a psychiatric clinic assistant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1925-1931. From 1931 he was Psychiatrist to the Alfred and Women's Hospitals, Melbourne.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Reginald Spencer Ellery - Records, 1910 - 1950, MS 7979; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Gurciullo, Sebastian, 'Ellery, Reginald Spencer (1897-1955), Psychiatrist and Author', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 89-90. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'The First Psychiatric Royal Commission: Reg Ellery and the Attendants at Kew Hospital', Health and History, vol. 16, no. 1, 2014, pp. 45-65. Details
  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'A radical psychiatrist and the law: the forensic career of Reg Ellery', Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 2, 2015, pp. 183-6. Details
  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'Reg Ellery and the establishment of psychoanalysis in Australia', Health & History, vol. 17, no. 1, 2015, pp. 37-52. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.