Abandoned Queen Victoria Sanatorium. .

Monday 12th June 2017 –> So our good friend Keegan told us about this abandoned hospital/sanitarium he had been to and explored before and mentioned that we should check out so we organised to go up there with him and do some exploring!!

It’s located up the Blue Mountains in Western Sydney, it’s about an hour drive from where we live and very cold during winter time {brrrrrrr}

19181934_10210524171634535_904004496_o19125119_10210524171994544_1503702274_o19179220_10210524171954543_1419597651_oI was a bit worried as to whether we’d actually be able to get in because a blog post I stumbled across whilst looking up history of this place stated that you needed to ask the “caretaker” for permission before stepping foot on the property because it is a private property and owned {which in hind site, we were trespassing BUT we weren’t going to trash the place or take anything we simply wanted to get some cool shots and video} and that the whole place was covered in CCTV.

But when we got there we had to walk through quite a bit of bush and trees to access the area and the whole property has two fences barricading it with barbed wire. Keegan mentioned there was a hole somewhere in the fence to which I was like Phew!! we don’t need to jump the fence!! WRONG, we didn’t end up finding the hole in the fence so we had to jump over -_- we managed to find a section where people have obviously used before as the barbed wire had been pushed up and the fence itself had been bent so it wasn’t too bad I guess, we jumped that then another little fence and we were in, it wasn’t too bad {could have been worse}.

It was interesting, there were tiny little buildings scattered {but not big enough to be called a house or retreat, well maybe they were, given the age this was built I guess} leading up to the “main” building and little type stables outside that were completely ruined. To be honest I couldn’t really tell what was the main entrance to the building until after we left but we had entered from the back of the hospital from what it seemed.

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Like always {and most abandoned places here} they are completely trashed and covered in graffiti. This Graffiti was by far the coolest in the WHOLE building, the others were just crappy graffs.

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The Queen Victoria Hospital group is of outstanding importance as a purpose designed sanatorium of the Edwardian period. In 1890 Kelso King and his first wife, Irene Rand bought the land and built the hospital after they built their main house. Irene Rand died in 1900 and Soon after her death, Kelso King sold his Tableland house to the Committee of the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Homes for Consumptives Fund, which had been working since 1897 towards providing better facilities for those suffering from tuberculosis. The home had 41 beds, 14 for female and 27 for male patients. The complex on Kings Tableland remained a chest hospital until 1958 when it was converted to a hospital for the aged and chronically ill, which involved a good deal of reorganisation of the wards and facilities. In 1988 the management of the home was taken over by the Wentworth Area Health Service.
It continued as a nursing home until its closure in May 1999.

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I hope you guys enjoyed it 🙂 I have also made a YouTube video about this with more footage on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out 🙂 –> 

***the video is up!!!***

>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRnuyXnuoLgwPJ1nWW6-GA <<

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<<Enjoy>>

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