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New South Wales - Organisation

Royal North Shore Hospital (1885 - )

Adoption Agency, Government-run, Hospital, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • RNS (acronym)
  • RNSH (acronym)

The Royal North Shore Hospital was established in 1885 at St Leonards. It was a general hospital and took maternity cases. Many adoptions were arranged from Royal North Shore Hospital and it holds the adoption records of the nearby Mater Misericordiae Hospital.


The Royal North Shore Hospital continues in 2013 to meet the health needs of four local government areas, Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove and North Sydney.


1885 -
Location - Royal North Shore Hospital was situated at Reserve Road, St Leonards. Location: St Leonards


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Naomi Parry