This colonial structure is Sydney’s oldest public building and boasts a rich history. Originally built in 1816 as a hospital for 200 convict patients – and financed with 45,000 gallons of rum – the ‘rum’ hospital had its Southern Wing converted into a branch of the British Royal Mint during the NSW gold rush in 1851. is the ultimate guide to visiting Sydney. It provides up-to-date information on attractions, places to visit, restaurants, shops, visitor information and transport. The site is published by Cruise Media Australasia, a Big Splash Media company. Editor-in-Chief and Publisher: Peter Lynch.

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