RAHS/ASHET Lecture: Yaralla, Concord – its landscape heritage

Yaralla, Concord

Image: Yaralla, Concord – Local Studies, City of Canada Bay [Photograph supplied by ASHET]

Join the Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology (ASHET) and speaker Stuart Read on the evening of Thursday 27 April for a lecture on the ‘Yaralla’ estate in Concord, Sydney.

Hidden in inner-west Sydney, on the Parramatta River are 2 peninsulae marking the domain of the Walker family: merchant Thomas and only child, Eadith. Both were willed to NSW’s people as convalescent hospitals. Yaralla (Dame Eadith Walker Convalescent Hospital)’s expansive grounds are a little-known surprise. Paddocks in Concord (much of it a Walker gift), this 19th c. estate retains many components and quirks: Australia’s largest private grotto and earliest private pool.

Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Date and Time: Thursday 27 April @ 5:30pm for 6pm start – 7pm (light refreshments will follow the lecture)
Cost: RAHS/ASHET Members $10/Non-Members $12

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