The SAG is pleased to provide members with the opportunity to visit ‘Edina’, one of a small number of late Victorian mansions remaining in Sydney. Better known today as the War Memorial Hospital, Waverley, ‘Edina’ was built by Ebenezer and Jeanie Vickery in 1884 and the estate was home to three generations of the wealthy, religious family. Owned by the Methodist and Uniting Church for the past 100 years, Edina’s glorious exterior and ornamental are beautifully preserved, along with many of its interior features.
The two hour event will take the form of a talk followed by a tour conducted by Michael Waterhouse, a long time SAG member, descendant of Ebenezer and Jeanie Vickery, and author of a new book Family, Faith and Fortune in Victorian Sydney. The Edina Estate. This was reviewed in the June/Winter edition of Descent (page 73).
As a descendant and through his extensive research, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and unique perspective to the story of ‘Edina’, which he will share with the tour group. As well as discussing the family and viewing the interior and exterior of ‘Edina’, he will provide insights into the lifestyle of the families who lived on the estate. There will be ample time for questions.
Tour numbers are limited to 20 people.
Please note: Attendees need to arrange their own transport to and from the tour. We recommend bring a water bottle and wearing comfortable walking shoes.
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