Posted by: iamlillian | November 23, 2008

Sydney Day-1 (part II)

After visiting QVB, we found our way to the Art Gallery of NSW after asking a few people for directions. We met a very friendly elderly couple who kindly showed us the directions to get there.

We walked through the Sydney Hospital on the way to art gallery. It is the oldest hospital in Australia, dating back to 1788 and at its current location since 1811. We were intrigued by this…

Wild Boar

Wild Boar

Il Porcellino, a bronze copy of the Florentine boar, was donated in 1968 and stands outside the hospital.

Interesting fact:

Nurse training in Australia began on site in 1868 when Florence Nightingale sent out Lucy Osburn and five other English sisters. The brick and sandstone Gothic Revival Nightingale Wing of 1869 off the central courtyard, with its colourful fountain, was built to the plans of Florence Nightingale to house the first nursing school.


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