Botanica

A new suburb, built on the site of Lidcombe hospital which was established on over 500 hectares of farming land in 1893.

Type

Botanica and Lidcombe Hospital

,
2008

Lidcombe Hospital was a large institution of a kind common in the nineteenth century. As the focus of care changed over time, men, women, the aged, influenza victims, surgical patients and others were looked after there. The piggery, dairy, vegetable gardens and poultry run sustained the inmates until the 1950s.