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.
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
Created: 22 December 2013, Last modified: 17 December 2014