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On the 200th anniversary of its completion, Sydney Living Museums invites you to discover the extraordinary history of The Rum Hospital and the ongoing story of its surviving buildings in a full day symposium “A Future For The Past.” From its design, construction and original function serving convict patients, through to the adaptive re-use of its northern and southern wings as Parliament House and the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint respectively, the Rum Hospital site is interwoven with some of the most important events in New South Wales history.

With a compelling line-up of speakers, this is a not-to-be-missed event for enthusiasts of early colonial history, Australian social history, medical history and architecture.

When: 9:30am to 5pm, Saturday 30 July 2016
Where: The Gold Melting Room
The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: $125 General
$100 Concession/Member (includes History Council of NSW members)
$75 Student
Ticket includes lunch, refreshments and a complimentary copy of The Mint Project book (RRP $65)

Bookings essential. Call 1300 448 849 or book online.

Visit the Sydney Living Museums website for the symposium’s list of speakers.

Image: courtesy Sydney Living Museums

UPDATE – 1 August 2016: See our Storify below featuring the tweets during Sydney Living Museums’ Rum Hospital symposium.