Kew Asylum Inquiry, Singleton Argus (NSW), Tuesday 18 November 1924, p2

Before the Royal Commission inquiring into the administration of Kew Asylum (Vic.), Dr. Ellery said that the alleged intoxicating liquor which, Nurse Bourke said he had brought to the asylum, was a cordial. He could not recollect telling any indecent story to a nurse. He agreed that the conditions of airing the, court and drill hall were abominable, but his efforts at improvement had failed, for financial reasons. Patients had to be bathed in the open, while the bathroom was being repaired, because there: was no place inside. He had performed a certain operation on male and female patients to demonstrate to nurses studying for examinations