Royal Blind Society of New South Wales

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Text on Button Royal Blind Society of New South Wales 2
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A red illustration of a lighthouse in a blue ocean on a white background. Text circles the illustration. 

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The Royal Blind Society of New South Wales was started in 1879 as the Sydney Industrial Blind Institution, evolving into the RBS in 1952. It existed as a separate entity until it was merged with other organizations to become Vision Australia, a national non-profit provider of services for the blind or low-vision impaired.

The “2/-“ on the button represents 2 shillings, a form of currency in use in Australia until conversion to a decimal system in 1966.


Our History. (n.d.) Vision Australia. Retrieved January 24, 2024 from

Australian Parliament New South Wales. (2003). Royal Blind Society (Corporate Conversion) Bill. Retrieved  January 24, 2024 from

Catalog ID CL0668