Ballarat Benevolent Asylum

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F. Nicholls was the builder of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum’s north with, opened 19 March 1867.[1]

Lying-In Wards

There were lying-in wards at the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum from 1868 to 1922>.

SIR, —I have read, with much regret, the letter from Mrs Clendinning in your Tuesday’s issue, respect ing the treatment received by a lady, who, as one of the committee of the Ballarat Female Refuge, and in response to an invitation from the house committee, recently visited an inmate of the Benevolent Asylum, in the lying-in hospital attached to that institution. If the report be strictly accurate, of the minds of those who know the writer, there can be no doubt, the conduct of the official complained, of is highly reprehensible. If the kind and unselfish efforts of benevo lent ladies to assist their unfortunate sisters, by visiting them in their time of trouble, are to be rudely obstructed and disrespectfully repelled by subordinate officials of the class of the master of that otherwise very noble institution, I, for one among many others, shall cease to enrol myself, as at present.[2]

See Also

Mark Young


  1. accessed 15 March 2013.
  2. Ballarat Star, 14 September 1872.

Further Reading

External Links

Ballarat Benevolent Asylum Register 1861-1881 -

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