The Mint

Large 2 storey building with deep verandahs, steps leading to lower verandah and bushes and driveway in the foreground.
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A rum deal

When Lachlan Macquarie began his term as governor of NSW in 1810, Sydney was in desperate need of a new hospital

A group portrait of 6 women standing in front of a stone wall with shrubs growing over it. The women have linked arms and are all smiling at the camera.

After the Royal Mint

Between 1926 and 1997 almost 20 different government departments and law courts came and went from the Mint buildings

Plant Your History

The Acanthus - An Apt Symbol for The Mint

Look at any classical building today, anywhere in the world and chances are you will find an acanthus leaf lurking somewhere

The Mint exterior and Macquarie Street
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The Mint

Australia’s oldest surviving public building