Sydney’s Rum Hospital

It seems rum is good for your health. Or it was 200 years ago in Sydney. Sydney in 1810 was in desperate need of a permanent general hospital. Governor Lachlan Macquarie wanted it built, but didn’t have a lot of dosh to pay for it. Rather than call upon the... read more

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Pic: Training for the new decimal currency – a display of giant coins at the Channel 10 studio in Sydney 1965. By W Brindle. Contributed by National Archives of Australia (A1200, L52590)


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This morning on 2ser FM - Real Radio Lia & Nic talked about Sydney's first public-private partnership - the Rum Hospital! This year marks 200 years since it was opened. Catch up via the blog here: ow.ly/b76o302DOrf
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Detail from MS Hill's 1888 map 'The City of Sydney',  a birds-eye view over the city looking to the south and west across Darling Harbour. http://dictionaryofsydney.org/image/97526

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