The Liverpool Asylum was an asylum operated by the Benevolent Society of New South Wales from 1851 to 1862. It was for infirm and destitute men. It was taken over by the New South Wales Government in 1862 and renamed the Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute.
Records of the Hospital and Home were transferred to State Records by the City of Liverpool and District Historical Society in 2000. Records of the Benevolent Asylum are held by State Records.
1851 - 1862 Liverpool Asylum
1862 - 1933 Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute
1933 - 1962 Liverpool State Hospital and Home
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Liverpool State Hospital and Home Guide', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/liverpool-state-hospital-and-home-guide; Rathbone, Ron, A Very Present Help: Caring for Australians Since 1813, State Library of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1994, 237 pp.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 7 March 2012, Last modified: 10 March 2014