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Hobart General Hospital centenary celebration : epitome of its history

Seager, Philip S 1921 , Hobart General Hospital centenary celebration : epitome of its history , Government Printer, Tasmania.

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Mr. John Thomas Bigge was sent out from England to New South Wales by the Colonial Office in 1819, under a Royal Commission issued by King George the Third , dated 19th February (59 George the Third) , signed by Lord Bathurst, commanding him to repair to the settlement of New South Wales to examine into the affairs of the settlement . He arrived in Hobart Town on 25th February, 1820, on board the ship " Recovery," and landed in the Lieut. - Governor 's barge, under a salute of 13 guns from Mulgrave Battery.
Afterwards he wrote as follows of the Hospital : "At Hobart Town the house of an individual had been hired for some time for the reception of patients . It was ill situated, low, and possessed no domestic accommodation. On my arrival I found that the foundation of a hospital had been laid and the building was proceeding upon a plan that had been furnished by Mr. Evans, the Deputy Surveyor.-General, and that land been approved by Governor Macquarie. Upon considering the plan and taking the opinion of Mr. Assistant -Surgeon Priest , who had lately arrived from England , I took an early opportunity of submitting to the attention of Govern or Sorell the expediency of several alterations in the plan by which the accommodation for the patients was enlarged, the ventilation was improved, and a separation was made between the male and female patients, and several domestic officers were provided that had been neglected or deemed unnecessary. The situation of the hospital was, well chosen, and the ample extent of the ground attached to it will afford the means of adding further accommodation whenever the, wants of the Colony require it ."

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Seager, Philip S
Keywords: Hobart Town, hospital, early history, maps, illustrations
Publisher: Government Printer
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Available at Morris Miller-Royal Society Rare-Book (RA 992.3 .H6 H7 1921)

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