Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Established in 1882 as the ophthalmic department of Sydney Hospital. It has occupied various locations including Moorcliff at Millers Point and in 1922 moved to Woolloomooloo. In 1960 it became Sydney Eye Hospital and in 1995 it was reunited on the site of Sydney Hospital.

Moorcliff Ophthalmic Branch of Sydney Hospital

Sydney Hospital and Eye Hospital

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Built by Governor Macquarie and financed by an innovative scheme that exchanged the building of the hospital for the right to sell liquor, Sydney Hospital was part of Macquarie's plans for the future of the colony.