Benevolent Asylum

Location

Corner Pitt and Devonshire Street
Sydney NSW
Australia

Provider: Benevolent Society of NSW

Year Opened: 1821

Year Closed: 1901

 

The Benevolent Asylum was opened in 1821 by Governor Macquarie. It took in the poor, destitute, disabled and aged but its main focus was pregnant women and children. The Benevolent Asylum closed in 1901 and the land was used by the government to build Central Station.

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