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New South Wales - Organisation

Liverpool Asylum (1851 - 1862)

  • Liverpool Asylum

    Liverpool Asylum, 1850s, courtesy of Benevolent Society.
    Details

From
1851
To
1862
Categories
Benevolent Asylum, Care Provider, Government-run, Home and Non-denominational

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.

Details

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.

Location

1851 - 1933
Location - Liverpool Asylum was located on the banks of the Georges River, on what is now College Street, Liverpool. Location: Liverpool

Publications

Books

  • Rathbone, Ron, A Very Present Help: Caring for Australians Since 1813, State Library of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1994, 237 pp. Details

Resources

  • Benevolent Society: 200 year celebration: Last 200, Benevolent Society, 2013. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Liverpool Asylum
Title
Liverpool Asylum
Type
Image
Date
1850s
Publisher
Benevolent Society

Details

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