Lost History: Four Demolished Houses Of Victorian Sydney

Houses are living historical monuments – of the people who built and then lived in them; of the society in which they were found; of the ideas of social movem ent, trade, wealth and gender that influenced how they were used. Demolishing a house therefore destroys part of history. This illustrated course examines four Sydney houses that were demolished between 1905 and 1961. First Annandale House, Annandale, home to first fleeter Major George Johnston and Ester Abrahams. Then The Vineyard, Rydalmere, home to Hannibal Macarthur and his wife, daughter of Governor King. St Malo, Hunters Hill was built by the Joubert family, with vivid French connections, and was the first property acquired by the National Trust of Australia (NSW). Lastly, the Rangers, Cremorne, set in its 40 acres of lush grounds, home of artists, one of whom was knighted by Queen Victoria.

Course Tutor
Joan Lawrence

Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet

Units & Pricing
4 units / $58 per person

Course Code for Enrolment

Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.