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There are serveral distinct phases of building activity observable on the site of Inverell Hospital; starting with the original 1877 hospital, through the 'new' 1935 hospital, to the wings added from the 1960s onward.
We used architectural plans and related material obtained from the archives of both the NSW Department of Public Works and State Record Authority to map out a relative timeline of the construction of the various hospital and service buildings extant on the site.
Author: Dr Sue Rosen
Client: Uralla Shire Council
Uralla Community Based Heritage Study: This Community Based approach enabled extensive meetings, discussions, workshops and collection of relevant information and heritage material from the community.
Interviewer/Historian: Dr Sue Rosen
Client: NSW Department of Health
The interview focussed on Eddy's vast knowledge of the hospital over his lengthy working life there, not only in terms of the buildings and structure but also changes in policy toward the mentally ill.
Authors: Sue Rosen
Client: Woods family
The Woods Great Peppermint Cure: Archival Assessment and Collation. Includes Archive and Databases: Woods Papers, Woods Photographs and Woods Company Records.
Author: Mary Sparke
The work of Sydney Home Nursing Service has become an important component of Community Health Care Services in twenty-first century Sydney. This, in itself, provides a deep tribute, not just to the wisdom and foresight of the early founders of the service - whose work has stood the test of time - but to all those remarkable women and men who have striven, and sometimes fought,...
Authors: David Sheedy and Sue Rosen
Client: NSW Department of Public Works and Services
Archival recording was required as the operating block was to be demolished and rebuilt to upgrade the surgical facilities at the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital.
Author: Rosemary Kerr and Sue Rosen
Client: Otto Cserhalmi & Partners P/L
Historic Context Report for Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital Concord Conservation Management Plan
During the 1880s and 1890s the government’s direct responsibility to provide medical and hospital services increased. The provision of medical care was being removed from the field of charity to that of a social service. The eventual dismemberment of the functions of the Benevolent Society and the removal of...
Authors: David Sheedy Architect and Sue Rosen, Historian
Client: The Wentworth Area Health Service
This Heritage Impact Statement relates to the proposed new Accident-Emergency Unit and Operating Theatres proposed for the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital. The physical development of the hospital has resulted in the renewal and adaptation of facilities since its construction. The history of the physical development of the Anzac Memorial Hospital Katoomba is one...
Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Dr Rosemary Kerr
Client: Peter McKenzie of Jackson Teece
This report was commissioned to inform the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for the Riverside precinct of Cumberland Hospital. It was found that:
Ward 12 and its companion suite of buildings (a male Admission Block and a two storey building for administration with accommodation for nursing staff and a matron on the top floor) that were built c. 1909...
Author: Sue Rosen
Gladesville Psychiatric Hospital: Treatment and Facilities in the Nineteenth Century’, Heritage Week Address, Hunters Hill Historical Society - Ryde Council, 1995.