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Biographical entry Yeomans, Neville Thomas (1928 - 2000)

Born
7 October 1928
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
30 May 2000
Brisbane, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

Neville Thomas Yeomans set up Fraser House in Sydney in 1959.This was Australia's first family-based centre for treating neurosis and alcohol and drug addiction. The centre catered for over 80 residents, including children. From 1967 Yeomans was Co-ordinator of Community Mental Health Services, New South Wales Department of Public Health. He was a strong believer in community-based care and worked for many years with Aboriginal and Islander populations

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Events

c. 1958
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Medicine (MB) completed at the University of Sydney
1959 -
Career position - Honorary Psychiatrist at the Sydney Hospital
1959
Education - Diploma in Psychological Medicine completed at University of Sydney?
1959 - 1967
Career position - Founder and Director of Fraser House Therapeutic Community Centre at the North Ryde Psychiatric Hospital
1959 - 1972
Career position - Instructor in Healing Community courses in New South Wales and Alice Springs
1960 -
Career position - Honorary Consulting Psychiatrist at the Langton Clinic for Alcoholics
1963
Education - Diploma of Sociology completed at the University of New South Wales
c. 1965 - c. 1970
Career position - Coordinator of Community Mental Health Services in the New South Wales Department of Public Health
1967 - 1970
Career position - Member of the Foundation for Research & Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence board
1975
Education - Law degree completed at University of New South Wales

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Neville Thomas Yeomans - Records, 1960 - 1971, ML MSS 2416; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J & Annette Alafaci