|An iron spiral staircase on the eastern tip of the southern wing. |
This room was originally a screened-in porch.
|A former childrens' ward was converted to a library when Riverside became a rehabilitation hospital.|
|An old phone book found in the maintenance building.|
Some more odds and ends that should consume your thoughts:
The largest maritime disaster in US History: SS Sultana.
If you're feeling just a little too good about the world, the Australian government didn't issue a formal apology for the 'Stolen Generations' until February of 2008. As late as 2000, during the Howard Government, the term 'Stolen Generation' was debated, since, according to John Herron, "only 10%" of aboriginal children were taken, and that didn't constitute a "generation." In matters of public, civil discourse... I can't even make this a logical argument. It's illogical not to get it. Anti-racism, anti-formalized racism, anti-genocide. Good?
Good. Now, need a cheery film rec?