History of Hudson House1978

In 1978 the local community formed the Cooma District Nursing Home Association to investigate facilities needed in the area for the aged and infirm. With local fundraising and the assistance of three local government councils and government grants a nursing home was built: Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre (SWHMC), which is today known as ‘Hudson House’.

The home was named after Sir William Hudson the NSW Chief Civil Engineer who managed the construction of the Snowy River Scheme. Sir William Hudson was responsible for the biggest engineering construction ever undertaken in Australia which was named an engineering wonder of the world.