Benevolent Society of New South Wales

Nonprofit or charity

An early charitable society, founded in 1813 and renamed the Benevolent Society in 1818, that became one of Sydney's largest health and welfare providers.

Names
Alternate
New South Wales Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Benevolence
1813
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1818
Milestones
Formed
1813
Property
Occupied
1821
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1901
Occupied
1852
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1918
Occupied
1901
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1920
Occupied
1917
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Benevolent Society and Asylum

by Terri McCormack, 2008 Creative Commons License

The Benevolent Society, and the asylum (and later hospitals, clinics and aged care centres) it ran, provided care and sustenance to Sydney's poorest from the 1820s. Although it was founded under the auspices of the Colonial Auxiliary Bible Society, it gradually became a secular, independent non-profit organisation.
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Mothers and Children appeal poster 8 December 1920
Feast Day at Liverpool Asylum 24 July 1886