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Yeomans, Neville Thomas (1928 - 2000)

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Born: 7 October 1928  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 30 May 2000  Brisbane, South Australia, Australia.
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

Career Highlights

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


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J & Annette Alafaci
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 16 November 2005

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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