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Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute (1862 - 1933)

  • Dormitory, Liverpool Asylum

    Dormitory, Liverpool Asylum, c. 1930, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales.
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From
1862
To
1933
Categories
Care Provider, Disability Institution, Government-run, Home and Non-denominational

The Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute was run by the New South Wales Government from 1862 until 1933. It had formerly been the Liverpool Asylum, run by the Benevolent Society. The Asylum provided refuge for infirm and destitute men, including youths. Those able to assist in the Asylum's farm operations and workshop were paid a small daily wage. In 1933 it became the Liverpool State Hospital and Home.

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Location

1862 - 1933
Location - Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute was located on the banks of the Georges River, on what is now College Street, Liverpool. Location: Liverpool

Timeline

 1851 - 1862 Liverpool Asylum
       1862 - 1933 Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute
             1933 - 1962 Liverpool State Hospital and Home

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Dormitory, Liverpool Asylum
Title
Dormitory, Liverpool Asylum
Type
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Date
c. 1930
Source
State Library of New South Wales

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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.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry