The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invite you to join them for their next Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital open day on Sunday 29 July.
One of Sydney’s best kept secrets, the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital is an unchanged example of a late 19th century major institutional complex, which was built in one major phase, and survives along the foreshores of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.
The Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital, designed by John Sulman, was commissioned following the death of Thomas Walker in 1886 and built with the £100,000 bequest from his estate for this purpose. A further £50,000 was provided by his daughter Eadith, sister Joanna and Eadith’s companion, Anne Sulman (nee Masefield).
It is a fine example of a private architect’s design in Australia and is considered to be John Sulman’s finest work. Along with the Carrington Centennial Hospital, the Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital is the only other convalescent hospital to have survived from the 19th century.
The open day will feature guided tours every hour and Devonshire tea and a BBQ lunch can be purchased on the day.
Image courtesy of Canada Bay Heritage Society