Early days of Windsor, N.S. Wales

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byRev. James Steele

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... Chapter XIX. HOSPITALS AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Military Hospital. TP He first reference to hospital accommodation in Wind sor takes us back to the purchase of an old brewery, about 1812, from the executors of Andrew Thompson, on the bank of the South Creek, where it was subject to inundation on the periodical rise of that creek. This building cannot now be located, but it was used for a very short time only, when a granary and store on the present School of Arts site in Bridge Street was turned into an hospital with provision for fifty beds. There can be little doubt that this was the origin of the large Military Hospital, also known as the Colonial Hospital, before 1841, built in Macquarie Street, by Governor Macquarie in 1820. On this site there originally stood a barracks for convict workmen, but this was converted into an hospital at the cost of six hundred and sixty-eight pounds, fourteen shillings about or before the year 1823. The following extract is from a report made to Sir Thomas Brisbane in 1842, concerning improvements made to public buildings the previous year:--Barrack Converted Into Hospital. "This barrack was formerly occupied by convict workmen, and occasionally used as a Roman Catholic Chapel. The material and workmanship of the building are altogether bad. The wall enclosing the premises is in a very dilapidated state, as also the lavatory sinks, which are exposed outside the walls, and for want of proper sewers are very offensive. ' The foundations of this building, being laid with soft brick and inferior loam mortar, was mouldering away with the wet; but it has undergone a repair during the year 1823, and from better materials being used and proper drains made round the buildings, with a cesspit to abstract the damp, as recommended, ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... Chapter XIX. HOSPITALS AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Military Hospital. TP He first reference to hospital accommodation in Wind sor ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217779352

ISBN - 13:9780217779357

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