C1883

The New Sydney Sanatorium, Little Bay, Where the Fever Patients are sent.

Rare colonial engraving of Little Bay Sydney Sanitorium which was first used as a sanitation camp during Sydney’s smallpox outbreak in 1881–82 to isolate the healthy contacts of sufferers of the disease. At first, a “tent city” was established on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The New Sydney Sanatorium, Little Bay, Where the Fever Patients are sent.

Date:

C1883

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
The New Sydney Sanatorium, Little Bay, Where the Fever Patients are sent. - Antique View from 1883

Genuine antique
dated:

1883

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of Little Bay Sydney Sanitorium which was first used as a sanitation camp during Sydney’s smallpox outbreak in 1881–82 to isolate the healthy contacts of sufferers of the disease. At first, a “tent city” was established on the beach, but as well, the government decided to build a permanent hospital there to treat infectious diseases.

Inset titles 1. The Hospital 2. Bridge Leading to the Station 3. Ambulance Quarters 4. Little Bay

From the original edition of the Town and Country Journal.

References:
Bennett, Frank & Christopher, The Australian Town and Country Journal. Sydney. 1881.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 41861
State Library New South Wales: 1870-1919 TN83A
State Library Victoria: RARENSL N.S.W. 1870-1919

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