was appointed to draft a set of rules for the new hospital at Maitland and was
Chairman of the Maitland Benevolent Asylum during the 1840's
He performed and assisted in many surgical operations at
In 1843 an account of
one of his procedures was reported in the Maitland Mercury:
RESTORING A NOSE - This operation has lately been
performed by Mr. Liddell, surgeon, of this town on a
assigned servant of
Richard Jones, Esq., Bolwarra.
It is usually performed, as in the present instance,
where accident of disease has destroyed a part of
the nose, by dissecting a suitable portion of skin
from the forehead of the patient leaving only a
slender attachment, whereby its vitality is for a
time maintained; this skin is then adapted to the
edges of the deficiency, previously pared, in order
to reduce them to the condition of a recent wound.
When the operation is successful, union of the parts
takes place in three or four days. By this
operation, which is termed by surgeons the rinoplastic art, deficiencies of other parts of the
body, as the lip, ear, etc have at times been
Margaret Liddell, wife of Andrew died in 1871 and Andrew
Liddell died aged 71 in 1877......
The Late Dr. Andrew Liddell - It will be seen by a
notice elsewhere that an old and highly respected Maitland resident, Dr.
Liddell, has died in Sydney, having attained the age of seventy one
years. In his more vigorous days, the departed gentleman was an active
sharer in all local public movements, and brought to their consideration
much shrewdness and earnestness. He was very successful in his practice
as a medical man, and when he left Maitland after the death of his wife
- whose exertions contributed largely to his worldly advancement - he
was in very comfortable circumstances. Dr. Liddell sat for some time in
the West Maitland Municipal council, in its early days, and three times
he unsuccessfully contested an election for the representation of West
Maitland in Parliament. Since the death of Mrs. Liddell, the doctor has
become gradually more feeble in health and on the occasion of his last
visit to Maitland, during this year, was very much aged and worn. He has
lived for some years in Sydney, and died there on Saturday morning,
after a severe illness of only about a day. He leaves two sons and a
daughter. The remains of the doctor will be buried this morning.
Notes & Links:
1). Note** A Dr. Liddell with wife and child arrived
in South Australia on the Glenswilly in 1839 with the intention of
travelling on to Sydney. (possibly William?)
2). Blue Books 1871....
Australian Almanac 1867:
(1) Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted
Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 Original data: New South Wales
Government. Inward passenger lists. Series 13278, Reels 399-560,
2001-2122, 2751. State Records Authority of New South Wales.
Maitland Mercury 18 December 1877