Gwen Huelin reveals the answer to the unknown gravestone
I read the report of the Gladesville Hospital cemetery with interest (see Panorama #67 March 2018). My sister was a patient in Gladesville and they did a lot for her there, finally getting her into a unit in the community where she lived with other former patients for 30 years. She is now in an aged care hostel run by Uniting Care, and is very happy there. She is now 82.
Several years ago I took many pictures of the hospital including the crosses and plaques in the cemetery. The second plaque (which was missing when Panorama visited to photograph the site) is that of a Keith Mackenzie who was a patient at Gladesville for many years. My mother and sister knew him quite well. The Plaque reads :
KEITH RAMSAY MacKENZIE
AGED 89 YEARS
A PATIENT AT GLADESVILLE HOSPITAL
“A LEARNED AND RESPECTED GENTLEMAN”