Ongoing program of walks and talks

Downtown Delights
South of Sydney CBD

Concrete Learning
Macquarie Uni and UTS Ku-ring-gai

Harry & Penelope Seidler House
Completed in 1967

Rose Seidler House
Completed in 1950

The City's Backyard
Surry Hills

Elizabeth Bay & Potts Point
Self-guided walk

After the Griffins

Australia's national capital

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The City's Backyard: Surry Hills walk

Few parts of Sydney can have been so greatly transformed as Surry Hills, aptly described by historian Christopher Keating as "the city's backyard".

Heritage architect Roy Lumby led a great walk, with many highlights along the way.

These included a building for Toohey's Limited (above), Sharpies Golf House, Elizabeth House, the Droga Apartment, the Albion Street Children's Court, the Railway Institute Building, the Amalgamated Engineering Building, the Reader's Digest Building, the W.C. Penfold Building, and the distinctive United Dental Hospital.

A walk booklet containing more detailed information about buildings featured here can be obtained from the Society.






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