The Benevolent Society of New South Wales set up its first asylum in 1821, on the corner of Pitt and Devonshire Streets in Sydney (at the current site of Central Station). It also used Liverpool Hospital, Ormond House in Paddington, and Hyde Park Barracks. In 1901 the Devonshire Street building was demolished to make way for Central Station and the Benevolent Society established the Royal Hospital for Women in Paddington in 1905, which was government funded from 1913 but operated by the Society until 1987. The Society also set up Renwick Homes for Children, Scarba House and the Thomas Street Asylum.
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08 October 2018
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