The Historyof Carrington

Carrington's Story

Our legacy is as strong as the sandstone buildings that have withstood the elements and ever-changing world over the last 130 years.

Born of benevolence, generosity and the desire for all in the community to have an exceptional level of care, we are forever guided by the spirit of those founding beliefs.

In 1888 William Henry Paling generously donated his Grasmere property of 500 acres to the people of NSW. The property included stock, dairy, irrigation appliances and two cottages, totaling  £20,000 in value.

Paling also donated  £10,000 to the people of NSW, so that the Carrington Centennial Hospital for Convalescents and Incurables could be established in Camden.

Lord Carrington

The Governor of the Day was Lord Carrington, and the Deed of Gift for the property was presented to him for the Centenary of the Colony.

Carrington Centennial Hospital was the first of its kind built in NSW, and was opened in 1890 to the public. The historic sandstone/brick building is a landmark in the Camden Area, and is an icon for the Excellence in Care that has been so much a part of Carrington for over 130 years.