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Harbour from Government Street

Left: Detail from 1863 map of Victoria by Alfred Waddington, showing location of the hospital on the Songhees Reserve. Right: Harbour from Government Street, ca. 1860. Looking towards the Royal Hospital at right on Songhees Point. The Royal Hospital was built in 1859 and was Victoria’s first permanent hospital. It later became British Columbia’s first insane asylum in 1872 [City of Victoria Archives images M08541 + M07544]

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