At this time in Queensland the majority of women gave birth at home. Commonly, it was the poor or unmarried who entered hospital to have their babies, although the hospital accommodated paying as well as non-paying patients.
An advertisement appearing in the Brisbane Courier on 15 September 1864 described the facilities at Fairview House:
'Hall, Six Large Rooms, Detached Kitchen and Servant's Room, large Tank and Yard.'
31 August 2017
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