Australia's First Hospital, written by Caroline Wilkinson


Australia’s First Hospital, written by Caroline Wilkinson, tells the stories from starting as a tent hospital with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 to the current working hospital known as Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital.

Australia’s first hospital has never closed its doors and is a landmark heritage site with a rich history. As a volunteer guide for over 25 years, Caroline has shared the hospital’s story with fascinated visitors, now compiled in Australia’s First Hospital.

The book captures the history and the passionate and dedicated stories of the people, including the birthplace of Australian nursing, to the tireless volunteers and Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation plus the famous Il Porcellino wild boar sculpture on Macquarie Street.

The soft cover picture book includes drawings by artist Simon Fieldhouse and all proceeds raise funds for Friends of Sydney Hospital (FOSH).

Now available for purchase online. Australia wide delivery is $10. Local Pick-up from the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation office – Centre Block Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000. The foundation is open from 9am- 5pm, Monday – Friday.

ISBN: 9780646946160

Dewey: 362.11099441

110 pages, First published 2015 by Caroline Wilkinson for Friends of Sydney Hospital (FOSH).