War Memorial Hospital History TourWaverley Historical Society

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War Memorial Hospital History Tour

The War Memorial Hospital History Tour is the story of Ebenezer Vickery and his Family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the gifting of the family home, Edina, to the Methodist Church for hospital purposes in 1919. The story continues with the development of the hospital.

Meeting at the Birrell Street entrance, the tour examines the heritage listed buildings of Ellerslie, the twin Italianate villas of Banksia and Wychhazel and Edina built in the 1880s for Vickery Family members. The Nellie Vickery Chapel with several stained glass windows was donated to the hospital in 1932. The further hospital expansion of the Jeanie Morgan Wing in 1935 included two floor for maternity patients and a floor for other surgical patients.

Our tour views the new History Wall which details some of the services provided by War Memorial Hospital since its beginning to the present day. The tour includes an inspection of the Room of Curiosities on the upper floor of the E. Vickery Memorial Building formerly Edina, which displays memorabilia from the hospital’s history. We enjoy the views and morning tea from the balconies.

Event date

Event Details

Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Meet at the entrance on Birrell Street. Bus from Bondi Junction is the 360 which stops opposite the entrance. There is parking in the streets with limited parking in the hospital. Walking shoes are advised.
Friday, 17th May - 10 am - 12 pm
Entry fees:
Adults $10, Concession $6, Members $$ 6.00
Prebooking requiredaudrey.mccallum@ozemail.com.au9387 - 4412 Lyn, 0418 271 718 Audrey
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: