Yesterday on the 12th December in the year 1885, Lord Robert Carrington began his tenure as the governor of NSW. Just three years later, our founder William H Paling would go on to donate his property ‘Grasmere’. This property, worth 20,000 pounds at the time, consisted of 450 acres of property, complete with stock, dairy, irrigation appliances, and two cottages. Ten thousand pounds was also dedicated to the people of NSW so that a hospital for Convalescents and Incurables may be established in Camden, which at the time was a thriving farming area. This hospital was named ‘Carrington,’ in honour of the Right. Hon. Lord Carrington.