NSW Parliament History Book

Rum Hospital to Parliament – The Story of New South Wales Parliament House

Rum Hospital to Parliament tells the story of New South Wales Parliament House and its evolution from Sydney’s first general hospital to a modern parliamentary precinct that has seen 200 years of political life under its roof. Built in convict times in exchange for a monopoly on the colonial rum trade and initially condemned “to ruin”, the building has withstood centuries of adaptation and change to become the modern Parliament House it is today.

Available for postage or collection from the NSW Parliament Gift Shop


  • Hard Cover Book
  • Pages 191
  • W: 24 cm x H: 29 cm
  • Publisher: New South Wales Parliament 2022

Historic photos and collection items are from the Parliament Archive, Library and movable heritage collections unless otherwise stated.


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