Culture Walk Series : Gladesville Hospital


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11 Feb, Fri 9:36AM Culture Walk Series : Gladesville Hospital
Grade:2/6 Length 5km  50m Sydney Branch
(SWAG) Esther
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(DRAFT - do not publish yet) Co-leader: Heather Lakiss From Huntleys Point Wharf, we walk via Gladesvillle Reserve, Huntleys Cove, Bedlam Bay and Bedlam Bay Community Garden to  Gladesville Hospita. Tour of the hospital is from 11 am to 2 pm and costs $10 which includes morning tea. Bring picnic lunch. Originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, the hospital was designed by the Colonial Architect, Mortimer Lewis.  The first patients arrived from Liverpool Asylum and the Female Factory at Parramatta in 1838. The last in-patient services were closed in 1997. The site contains many buildings that are listed on the Register of the National Estate:
 
  • Original Quadrangle Complex, 1838
  • Gatekeeper’s Cottage near Punt Road gates
  • Punt Road gates
  • Doctor’s Residence, south side of Punt Road gates
  • Service Buildings between 1838 buildings & Punt Road gates
  • Workshop (former Male Ward 9)
  • Sandstone walls
  • Gardener’s Store
  • Escarpment Terraces
  • Wards 17 and 18
  • Former Medical Superintendent’s Residence
  • Cypress Grove, Victoria Road
  • Gatekeeper’s Lodge, Victoria Road
  • Medical Records Department, Victoria Road
  • Pottery Building
  • Provision Store.
Virtual tour This walk is only open to people who commit to both walk and hospital tour. View

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