1509 Queen Victoria Sanitorium
Queen Victoria Sanitorium
Queen Victoria Sanitorium was built as a retreat for Sir Kelso King around 1890 in Wentworth Falls on the Kings Tableland. This part of the grounds remains on the site today.
The surrounding complex of Queen Victoria Sanitorium was designed and built over a period from 1902 to 1921.
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The site of Queen Victoria Sanitorium was decided as an appropriate location to build a hospital for those suffering tuberculosis, given that it fit the theories at the time of the local climate being favourable to the wellbeing of those suffering.
In 1958 the hospital was repurposed as a nursing home to provide treatment for the aged and chronically ill. The facility operated as a nursing home up until its closure in 1999.
The gardens which surrounded the complex display the vibrant colours and life which is still here.
There have been some development proposals for the site over the years, but none have come to fruition.
It seems to be a waste of what would have been one of the more pleasant nursing homes I have ever seen.
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