A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hospital of a Prime Minister

 This is 'Clarence House' which was once a private hospital owned by Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, Doctor and 11th Prime Minister of Australia. He is also Australia's second longest serving Parliamentarian, four days short of 42 years. At 81 he stood for re-election but sunk into a coma and died not knowing he had finally lost his seat.
He was the first chancellor of the University of New England and is remembered by Earle Page College at said University.
His old hospital was turned into flats many years ago and is now quite run down but still very much in original condition.

This is a My World Tuesday Post

4 comments:

  1. Interesting building and history and a great capture for the day! Hope you're week is off to a good start!

    Sylvia

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  2. A lovely old building. Should be a heritage site.

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  3. I find the mix of timber with iron lace interesting.

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