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This photograph was taken at the Royal Derwent, which is an abandoned asylum in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia.

This ward is now completely demolished.

For more information about this fascinating place, you can go to this website:;;;

For those interested in paranormal happenings, this page is excellent:

Camera: Canon EOS: 60D
Lens: Canon 10-22mm

Exposure time: 1/50 sec
F-stop: 8
ISO: 1000
Focal length: 22mm

Post processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Noiseware Professional

Featured in: The world as we saw it, or as we missed it and Artists universe

Photography is my ‘passion’. I studied it in years 11 and 12, where I learned how to processes films in the dark room. Since then, my photography was restricted to digital compacts until I was able to afford an DSLR in 2010.

Until recently I had been doing a PhD in Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania. I have recently decided that a career in science is not going to make me happy, so I am now studying graphic design.

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  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersabout 3 years ago

    Living not far from NN and driving through there several times week I have been watching the ensuing destruction of the precinct with some disappointment. The area seemed to have so much potential for a new life as a campus or other facility, now bulldozed with seemingly little effort made to recycle the materials. What a waste.I think your photograph says it all Jocelyn. It’s not a particularly happy photograph, but sometimes, good photos aren’t, and it is no less worthy quality wise for the absence of that.

  • That would be a sad thing to have to see. I go every couple of months, and the change each time is quite dramatic indeed. I was hoping to do a final photo shoot in the admin ward and the other remaining one, but my DSLR broke and is still being fixed. Do you know if those wards are still there? In regard to the wastage I agree. My step dad used to teach at New Norfolk primary and said there is a great theater in the complex which he used to use with the students and it is now all bored up ready to be knocked down. I might see if I can break in there for some photos…if its not too late!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • CanyonWind
  • Cheers! :)

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    OCTOBER 20th, 2011
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  • Thank you for the feature Mary!

    – Jocelyn Parry-Jones

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellabout 3 years ago

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