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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Group Including Buildings and Their Interiors, Tree

Item details

Name of item: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Group Including Buildings and Their Interiors, Tree
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Health Services
Category: Nurses’ Home
Primary address: Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050
Local govt. area: Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Missenden RoadCamperdownSydney  Primary Address


Designer/Maker: Walter Libert Vernon; Mansfield Brothers; Stephenson & Turner
Construction years: 1876-1938
Physical description: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Group includes; King George V Memorial Hospital for mothers and babies; Administration Block; Gloucester House; Queen Victoria and Albert Pavilions; Medical Officers' Quarters (formerly Nurses House).

The Victoria and Albert Pavilion is a three storey Federation Free Classical style red brick building, c. 1904, with rear extensions, c.1943. Designed by Walter Liberty Vernon.

The Medical Officer Quarters is a three storey Victorian Free Gothic style, c. 1892, with Federation Arts and Crafts style additions, c. 1914, perimeter fences, gates and site (with landscaping).

The King George V Memorical Hospital is a seven storey steel, concrete and brick Inter-War Functionalist style building, designed by Stephenson & Turner.

Gloucester House is a four storey brick Inter-War Functionalist style building built in 1936.

The Administration Block is a three storey Victorian Free Classical style sandstone and brick building built in 1876. Designed by Mansfield Brothers.
Further information: Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are constantly updated by the City as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conservation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.


Historical notes: The "Eora people" was the name given to the coastal Aborigines around Sydney. Central Sydney is therefore often referred to as "Eora Country". Within the City of Sydney local government area, the traditional owners are the Cadigal and Wangal bands of the Eora. There is no written record of the name of the language spoken and currently there are debates as whether the coastal peoples spoke a separate language "Eora" or whether this was actually a dialect of the Dharug language. Remnant bushland in places like Blackwattle Bay retain elements of traditional plant, bird and animal life, including fish and rock oysters.

With the invasion of the Sydney region, the Cadigal and Wangal people were decimated but there are descendants still living in Sydney today. All cities include many immigrants in their population. Aboriginal people from across the state have been attracted to suburbs such as Pyrmont, Balmain, Rozelle, Glebe and Redfern since the 1930s. Changes in government legislation in the 1960s provided freedom of movement enabling more Aboriginal people to choose to live in Sydney.

(Information sourced from Anita Heiss, "Aboriginal People and Place", Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City )

Recommended management:

The building should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment and Heritage Impact Statement, or a Conservation Management Plan, should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. There shall be no vertical additions to the building and no alterations to the façade of the building other than to reinstate original features. The principal room layout and planning configuration as well as significant internal original features including ceilings, cornices, joinery, flooring and fireplaces should be retained and conserved. Any additions and alterations should be confined to the rear in areas of less significance, should not be visibly prominent and shall be in accordance with the relevant planning controls.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanSydney LEP 2012I6814 Dec 12   
Heritage study     

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenAnita Heiss Aboriginal People and Place, Barani: Indigenous History of Sydney City

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2420988

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