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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

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Journal Articles

  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'The First Psychiatric Royal Commission: Reg Ellery and the Attendants at Kew Hospital', Health and History, 16 (1) (2014), 45-65. Details
  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'A radical psychiatrist and the law: the forensic career of Reg Ellery', Australasian Psychiatry, 23 (2) (2015), 183-6. Details
  • Kaplan, Robert M., 'Reg Ellery and the establishment of psychoanalysis in Australia', Health & History, 17 (1) (2015), 37-52. Details


McCarthy, G.J.