C1900

Sydney Hospital.

Fine photograph of Sydney Hospital, the colonies first hospital. The building in Macquarie Street was constructed between 1811 and 1816 by convict labour, and referred to as the ‘Rum Hospital’. In 1878, a competition was announced for a new hospital … Read Full Description

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S/N: FOTO-1900-NS-001–228539
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Full Title:

Sydney Hospital.

Date:

C1900

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Original albumen photograph.

Image Size: 

193mm 
x 135mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sydney Hospital. - Antique Print from 1900

Genuine antique
dated:

1900

Description:

Fine photograph of Sydney Hospital, the colonies first hospital. The building in Macquarie Street was constructed between 1811 and 1816 by convict labour, and referred to as the ‘Rum Hospital’.

In 1878, a competition was announced for a new hospital building on Macquarie Street, on the site of the central wing of the Sydney Infirmary. Rowe’s design was selected, and the following year the central wing of the original Rum Hospital was demolished. Work began soon after, but stopped in 1884 because the project was over budget. Construction work was suspended until 1892, when Rowe was taken off the project and a new architect, John Kirkpatrick appointed.

Within two years of Kirkpatrick’s appointment, Sydney’s new General Hospital was completed and was officially opened in September 1894. 

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