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Broughton Hall Walking Tour – Bookings are now closed

June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$20 – $25

This event is held in conjunction with Friends of Callan Park

Join us for a guided walking tour of Broughton Hall in Sydney’s inner west.

Healing bridge by Andrew Simms [Image courtesy Friends of Callan Park]

Healing bridge by Andrew Simms [Image courtesy Friends of Callan Park]

Broughton Hall is the name given to the impressive Victorian Georgian residence that was built in 1842 on a three acre corner of Wharf Road and Church Street, Lilyfield. The house is one of the oldest remaining in the district and has strong associations with the early development and history area.

Broughton Hall became the Number 13 Australian Army Hospital reserved for shell shock cases during World War I. By the end of WWI, 1045 patients had been treated at the Hall. Broughton Hall was resumed by the government in 1918 and became the first voluntary psychiatric clinic in the nation.

This tour will include the innovative Broughton Hall Day Hospital, designed by Michael Dysart AO, which now serves as the University of Tasmania’s Health Science campus.


Please meet at the corner of Wharf Road and Church Street, Lilyfield.

Parking: Park on Church Street, Lilyfield (between Wharf Road and Glover Street). Please note traffic is one way from Wharf Road only on this block. There is also parking available on Glover Street. Parking is very difficult on Wharf Road.

Public transport: Buses 445 and 440 go along Darling Street, Rozelle – get off at NSW Ambulance (corner of Wharf and Balmain Roads. Alternatively you can also catch the light rail to Darley Road / Leichhardt North.




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June 15, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$20 – $25


Royal Australian Historical Society
(02) 9247 8001


Broughton Hall
Wharf Road
Lilyfield, NSW 2040
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